Incorrect use of a proper back pack can be just as damaging as using an improper back pack. Our growing children use their back packs for many years. Repetitive loading of heavy back packs combined with poor ergonomics can be a source of dysfunction in their body and can lead to chronic back and shoulder pain. Smart choices now are important to your child's health long after their school days are gone.
Signs that your child's back pack is inappropriate for them or that they are wearing the pack incorrectly include:
When purchasing a new back pack one should look for:
Maintain regular adjustments with your chiropractor to detect and correct spinal problems before they cause pain and dysfunction in your growing child.
Additional tips for proper back pack ergonomics:
Dr. Jared Wilson, DC, MS
Dr. Jared Wilson blogs about chiropractic health and other relevant health news. He is an expert in musculoskeletal injuries and functional rehab. He holds a Chiropractic Doctorate degree and a Masters degree in Exercise and Sports Science.