Chiropractors, pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for your child’s spine.
While alone they may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder, and lower back pain.
An article published in Spine journal stated, “Of the 1,122 backpack users, 74% were classified as having back pain, validated by significantly poorer general health, more limited physical function, and more bodily pain”.
If you are concerned about your child’s spine due to their backpack set up an appointment for Dr. Schuler to evaluate your child and have them bring their backpack for evaluation.
Back to Life Chiropractic offering evaluation of your child’s spine due to backpack.