It seems more and more kids carry backpacks that are almost bigger than they are! We frequently see kids who try to counter balance the weight of their back pack. They bend forward at the waist, round their shoulders forward or tilt their chins upward. Kids are experiencing back pain at a much earlier age than in the past according to the American Chiropractic Association. Heavy backpacks may be a contributing factor.
Many adults and parents experience daily back pain, neck pain and headaches. Making sure your kids use a proper backpack is one way to protect them from these debilitating problems later in life. Overweight backpacks may cause damage to kids’ developing spines. This damage can turn into a permanent problem later in life if it is not properly addressed.
Sleigh Family Chiropractic’s Top Tips for Backpack Safety:
Drs. Quintin & Katie are experts at detecting signs of early spinal damage. If you have any concerns or just want to get your kids checked to make sure their spines are developing properly, be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Quintin or Dr. Katie or a chiropractor in your area.