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Backpacks and Spinal Health

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in News & Articles, Spinal Health

Hauling a heavy backpack may cause serious postural misalignments resulting in neck, back & shoulder pain, headaches, and muscle & joint injuries. Follow these steps to protect your child’s spinal health: 1. Wear both shoulder straps to distribute the weight evenly. Use a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps instead of narrow straps, which can hinder circulation. 2. Pack lightly. The backpack should never weigh more than 10-15% of the student’s body weight. 3. Organize…