Category: Kid’s Health
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Summer break is wrapping up, and our kids are getting ready to head back to school. If you’re shopping for a new backpack for the year ahead, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how their spines can be negatively affected by what they carry on their backs each day.
Heavy backpacks can have a negative impact on the posture and spinal health of children.
The American Academy of Orthopedists stated that:
58% have seen patients complaining about back or shoulder pain related to backpacks.
Medical professionals advise that individuals carry no more than 10-15% of their body weight on their backs.
Many children, teens and adults are carrying up to 40lbs and are potentially injuring themselves.
So what can you do to ensure that your kids backpacks don’t way they down this year?