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Back to School! ๐ŸŽ’

It's back to school time and here are some tips to prevent back pain when regularly using a backpack:โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ ๐Ÿšซ It should not weigh more than 10% of you/your child's body weightโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โœ”๏ธ Pick a bag with well-padded strapsโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โœ”๏ธ The backpack should fit snuggly to your child's backโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ ๐Ÿšซ Use both straps, not just one!โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โœ”๏ธ The heaviest item should go closest to your child's backโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โœ”๏ธ If itโ€™s adjustable, the adjustable plastic piece should hit two inches below the shoulder bladesโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ Backpacks are preferable to one-shoulder bags because the unequal distribution of weight can cause neck, back, and shoulder pain.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

A boy holding his backpack
From your friendly neighborhood family chiropractor ๐Ÿ˜๏ฟผโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ €โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

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