Upper back pain for kid

My kid, 7 years old, is complaining of upper back pain, some mornings. Can it be because of pillow? She goes goes bharathnatyam class two days a week, since one year. Should I get her a very thin pillow?
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Dr. Navya G
General Physician Bangalore
Hi there.. upper backpain in kids could be due to many causes like over use ie muscle strain, hard beds/pillows, any spine fractures, congenital deformities of spine, infection of spine, rarely tumors of spine.. I suggest you change pillow and bed and give rest to your daughter's back muscles without dance for a week or two.. if it still persists then please get X-ray done to rule out any spine diseases.. consult orthopedician once..
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