Is your child following these guidelines to protect his/her spine? Many children are not! If you are concerned about how your child’s backpack is affecting their spine, come to Chiropractic Solutions for a FREE backpack check!
Tips you can share with your child on proper backpack use:
Carrying a backpack that is too heavy, or carrying it improperly, can cause chronic neck and back pain and leaves our children far more susceptible to injury and future back pathology. Unfortunately, it has become very common for children to carry a backpack that greatly exceeds the recommended weight limit, with some children carrying backpacks weighing in at 40-50% of their body weight!
Fortunately, Dr. Matt can help your child stop these bad habits before they start, or at least before they begin to cause back and neck problems. During the month of August, bring your child or children in to have their posture- and their actual backpack- checked out by Dr. Matt, and start the school year off right!
For more information, call our clinic at 608-497-1161, or email us at email@example.com. You can also visit us on facebook and see Dr. Matt’s backpack check video!