Heavy Bags and the Spine

Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations.

Children as well as adults are carrying disproportionate amounts of weight in one-shoulder bags and school backpacks

This type of load-carrying can cause them to compensate by shifting their posture.

This change in posture can cause irregular wear and tear on the joints of the shoulder, spine, hips and legs.

Muscles will adapt to this new posture causing tension and pain.

The longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature of the spine to correct itself.

Try to keep bags and purses light and use a roller bag for heavier loads. For children in school, do not let them carry more than 10 percent of their body weight.

Chiropractic adjustments can help heal the pain and damage of repetitive stress the heavy bags have caused.


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