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5 Backpack Safety Tips

Teen with backpack in field

Is your child heading back to school?

While we’re sure they’re excited about this upcoming year, we bet you’ve got a few things on your mind that may be worrying you.

As your partner in health, we want to take one of those worries off of your mind-backpacks!

Backpacks, when carried incorrectly, can lead to a host of health problems.

To make sure your child reduces their risk of stress or injury on their back, here are five tips for them to follow when it comes to carrying a backpack.

1. For children who have to walk a lot, make sure they carry the backpack high on their back and not low. This will help to prevent any strain on their back and shoulders.

2. Watch their posture and make sure there is no forward head carriage. This can cause pain in the neck and shoulders.

3. Carry the backpack with both straps on the shoulder. This helps to distribute the weight evenly and prevents any one area from bearing too much strain.

4. Choose a backpack that has air cushions in the straps and lumbar area. This will help to provide some extra support and comfort while carrying the backpack.

5. Visit our practice for chiropractic checkups to make sure your little one’s health is maintained naturally. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate any pain or discomfort that may be caused by carrying a backpack. Our adjustments are safe and effective for children of all ages. We look forward to welcoming them into the practice soon!

The Perfect Backpack

While it can be hard to find the perfect backpack for your child, if one did exist, it would have a lot of these features. When picking out a backpack for your child, it is important to select one with features that will help prevent back pain. For example, look for a backpack with straps that are adjustable so that the bag can be worn snugly against the body. A padded back panel will also help protect against back pain by providing extra support and cushioning. Additionally, choose a backpack with several compartments to distribute weight more evenly.


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