In part I we discussed kids wearing heavy backpacks (link to that article) and the concerns healthcare providers raise about possible long term effects of misuse of backpacks by children. In part II we discuss warning signs of improper backpack use and recommendations for proper use to avoid aches and pains and future problems.
Warning Signs of Improper Backpack Use
If your child experiences any of these common side effects of improper backpack use, it may signal time to lighten the load or change your child’s backpack.
Recommendations for Choosing the Right Backpack and Using it Correctly
Experts recommend that you choose a backpack that:
Once you have chosen the right backpack for your child, make sure your child wears it properly by following these five guidelines:
Preventing and Alleviating Childhood Aches and Pains
Gentle chiropractic care by Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh is a very effective and safe way to get rid of your child’s backpack related pain. These Arlington Heights, IL chiropractors are specialists in spinal health and nerve system function. When the nerve system is interfered with by problems in the spine from improper backpack wearing, common aches and pains result. If your child is experiencing back and neck pain or headaches, Drs. Quintin and Katie Sleigh encourage you to get checked. Chiropractors are the only doctors who specialize in relieving stress in the spine and nerve system through chiropractic adjustments. In addition, Sleigh Family Chiropractic provides individualized advice about posture, stretches, and exercises.
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