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1. 5 Tips for Preventing and Easing Backpack Pain

With the back-to-school routine in full swing, it’s time to leave the carefree days of summer behind and get back into the routine. For many kids and teenagers, that means long days—and heavy loads. Heavy backpacks and the backpack pain they cause can contribute to lasting changes in spinal column compression and curvature in the lower back. Those changes are dangerous for anyone, especially growing children.

Tags: backpack safety, backpacks, Child, Pediatric Chiropractic
2. Proper Backpack Wearing Tips to Avoid Pain/Posture Problems

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.

Tags: backpack safety, backpacks, Child, Pediatric Chiropractic
3. Back to School Brings Back Pain for Kids Carrying Backpacks

Drs. Katie and Quintin Sleigh of Sleigh Family Chiropractic in Arlington Heights are concerned with the increasing numbers of kids experiencing back pain much earlier in their lives.  One common cause of this may be overloaded, improperly worn, improperly sized backpacks.  Many kids want to get the backpack that fits their current interests and style.  However, Drs. Katie and Quintin warn that caving into their demands may be setting them up for back injury and pain, as well as neck pain and headaches.

Tags: kids' backpacks, backpack safety, backpacks, Pediatric Chiropractic, Child
4. Heavy Backpacks May Contribute to Early Back Pain for Your Child

 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. 

 
Tags: backpack safety, backpacks, Child, Pediatric Chiropractic

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