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Back to School Backpack Tips

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Back to School Backpack Tips

Children are at risk of spinal damage due to incorrectly packed and fitted school backpacks.

Adult back pain and spinal disorders may come from childhood activities including carrying an overloaded heavy backpack throughout their school life.

While many backpacks are fashionable, if they do not allow for even distribution of weight across the back then this can be a cause of back pain.

According to an international study, daily backpack carrying is a frequent cause of discomfort for school children. School backpacks were felt to be heavy by 79.1% of children causing fatigue by 65.7% and back pain by 46.1%1

To view the Chiropractors' Association of Australia 'Backpack Fact Sheet' please click here. To view further information from the Chiropractors' Association of Australia website please click here.

Taking care of your health by preventative measures is always the best course of action. However, if you find yourself in pain or discomfort, please make an appointment with Mary Anne Lowery Chiropractor to discuss what assistance can be offered to you.

So don't hesitate, call now on 4721 2143 to improve your quality of life.

1. Negrini, S., & Carabalona, R (2002). Backpacks on! Schoolchildren's Perceptions of Load, Associations with Back Pain and Factors Determining the Load. Spine, 27(2), 187-195. 

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