It’s the back-to-school season, and our Atlanta Chiropractors are offering tips on how you can help your children avoid back pain associated with heavy backpacks. It’s the goal of AICA Atlanta to educate parents on the importance of choosing the right backpack that supports the health and safety of your kids.
Backpacks serve as practical means for transporting all of the most valuable resources you need from location to another. For students, backpacks help distribute the weight of heavy text books as they go through each class. One health concern associated with this is the potential strain that’s added to your children’s neck, shoulders, and back.
Carrying a heavy backpack each school day can cause your child to compensate balance for comfort, which can lead to:
Wearing a backpack with one shoulder strap adds to this concern, as it causes the muscles on the opposite shoulder to compensate for the uneven balance of weight, resulting in joint dysfunction and compression.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends the following tips to protect your children’s health when it comes to carrying backpacks at school:
If your child experiences back pain as a result of their packs or other school-related activities, contact AICA Atlanta for immediate relief. Chiropractic is completely safe for people of all ages and can ensure that your child’s system is in a constant state of balance. Our techniques can help your child avoid painful subluxations, as well as misalignments that occur as a result of instability.
Schedule a free consultation to learn more about our services or set up an examination for immediate pain relief. Just dial (404) 889-8828.