Children’s Backpack Health

Backpacks and carrying heavy bags at a young age can at times just be too much for children as they are developing. Nowadays children often have to carry computers, books, sports clothes and more in their school backpacks.

Back pain is very common and it is estimated that, 70%-85% of the population suffers from back pain at some point in their life. Furthermore back pain is the most frequent cause of inactivity and limitation in people younger than 45.

The Chiropractic – looks to identify the cause of the pain and address it directly or indirectly.

Backpack Health

Their Backpack and Going Back-to-School

Good Backpack Support is essential, and it’s a well-known fact that children are suffering from back pain/strain at much earlier ages nowadays. One of the culprits is an overloaded and ill-designed backpack. As you’re children wear their bags, watch for ergonomic features.

Molded shoulder straps, which provide great cushioning and work well for smaller body frames. Anatomically correct shoulder straps work well for either males or females and are designed to take the pressure off the Spine.

Once you’ve selected the perfect backpack, it’s now important to do one more safety check before sending your child off to school: Make sure that when the bag is fully loaded that it does not weigh more than 10% of your child’s body weight. Anything heavier will create stress and strain.

Childhood Check-ups

How long has it been since your children came in for a check-up? Now is the time! The benefits for your children are too good to pass up. Whether parents realise it or not, childhood misalignment can wreak havoc on an adolescent nervous system. It’s essential to accurately assess your child’s spine to ensure that the nervous system is stress-free. By doing so, your child’s body will have a better chance at enjoying optimal growth.  

Help those hard-working bodies stay in tip-top shape for the school year!

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