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Backpacks Can Cause Pain: Try This

By Virginia Laird

Finding a backpack that can help prevent back pain can be nearly impossible. This is mostly because such pain has little to do with the exact backpack and more with how it is carried. In light of the new school year, chiropractors across the nation have begun teaching patients how to prevent back issues when dealing with a heavy backpack. A few of their tips include:

  • A waist strap can be helpful
  • Check your student's posture
  • Give routine chiropractic care a try

A Waist Strap Can be Helpful

Research suggests that backpacks with waist straps can help keep the load of the backpack from moving around and pulling on the spine. For this reason, chiropractors advise those who will be lugging around a full backpack often to look for one that has this strap. Using this strap can go a long way in balancing the weight of the load on your child's back. Although it would be nice if students did not need the amount of books they will be bringing home, there is little that can be done to avoid it.

Check Your Student's Posture

Posture can prove to be significant for those who suffer with back pain. Research suggests that good posture is linked to good overall health. Chiropractors advise that those with back pain should focus on improving posture. Those who do not yet have this issue should protect their good posture. This can be done by applying various stretches that can help encourage good posture. Another thing many chiropractors recommend to help improve correct posture is yoga. Students who choose to use poor posture while lugging a heavy backpack can be causing more harm than good to their spine.

Give Routine Chiropractic Care a Try

While some believe that chiropractic care should be left to those who suffer with severe back pain and injury, this is not the case. Chiropractic care can be used for a variety of reasons, including prevention. For students heading back to the classroom, routine chiropractic care can be used to help keep the spine in top functioning condition, which can help keep your child healthy and pain-free.

If you are ready to have your student give routine chiropractic care a try, locate The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With no appointment necessary, it can be easy to drop by on your way home from school. And, with more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you.

Now is the time to begin helping your student protect his or her back from pain and injury caused by carrying a heavy backpack.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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