We’ve got back to school backpack tips for you!
As summer winds down it’s time to start thinking about back to school. That includes, lunches, books, and backpacks! It’s important to make sure backpacks fit properly from an early age. If backpacks are worn incorrectly over long periods of time, not only can they cause back, shoulder, or neck pain, they can result in changes in posture and gait.1
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your children are wearing their backpacks right:
For informed guidance on the prevention and management of pain or discomfort in the back, neck, or shoulders, talk to your chiropractor.
1Mackenzie W, Sampath J, Kruse R, Sheir-Neiss G. Backpacks in Children. Clin Orth Relat Res. 2003;409:78-84.
2Adeyemi A, Rohani J, Abdul Rani M. Backpack-back pain complexity and the need for multifactorial safe weight recommendation. Appl Ergon. 2017;58:573-82.
Dr. Katherine MacAdam