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While back pain is often seen as something that plagues adults, many children can also suffer from pain in this area. If your child is complaining of back pain, it's a good idea to schedule him or her to visit the chiropractor. Catching the problem early and addressing it through spinal adjustments can prevent the pain from worsening and being prevalent as the child grows into adulthood. In some cases, you'll be able to identify potential risk factors that could lead to back pain for your child — and the child's use of a backpack is among these. Make these backpack-related suggestions to help your child avoid developing back pain.
Wear Your Backpack Over Both Shoulders
Some children might feel that it's cooler to sling their backpack over a single shoulder while they walk to school or walk through the school's hallways, but this posture can be detrimental to the child's back health. When the heavy backpack hangs from only one shoulder, it can pull that shoulder down and put significant strain on the back. Over time, this can risk pulling the child's back out of alignment and cause considerable pain. Try to encourage your child to wear the backpack in its intended manner — with the straps over both shoulders.
Lighten The Load When Possible
Some children carry all their textbooks, binders and assorted schoolwork in their backpack at all times, which adds considerable weight and can risk straining the child's back to the point of pain. It's generally better for the child to assess what he or she will need before each day at school and load only the needed items into the backpack. For example, if your child only has science class one day per week, there's no point in carrying the heavy science textbook each of the other four days; doing so only increases the weight of the backpack and adds further strain to the child's back.
Don't Wear The Backpack On The Bus
If your child takes the bus to school, he or she might be inclined to sit on the bus seat with the backpack still in place. Encourage your child to avoid this behavior, as doing so can cause him or her to contort the body and risk developing back pain. It's better to place the backpack on the seat beside the child, on his or her lap or on the floor beneath the seat in front. Contact a professional like one from Dils Chiropractic for more information.