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As millions of kids get ready to go back to school, many will pull out old backpacks or purchase new ones. While the books, homework assignments, lunches, and other school gear those bags carry may be important for success in school, some experts point to backpack use as the leading cause of a growing trend in back pain among youngsters. In fact, a recent study conducted in Italy found that nearly 60 percent of children carrying heavy backpacks experienced back pain as a result.
Whether you are looking out for your child’s welfare or you use a backpack yourself, here are some steps recommended by Dr. Bret Hansell of Southern Chirorpactic Caringbah to lighten the load.
Tips for purchasing a new pack:
If you or your child experience tingling or numbness in the hands, or discomfort in the back or neck after wearing a backpack, discontinue use and seek our advice.