Backpack Safety Tips

atlanta chiropractors

Here are 3 backpack safety tips you should implement immediately to prevent back pain in your child:

  1. The backpack should NOT weight more than 5 to 10% of the child's body weight.  Heavy backpacks cause children to bend forward in an attempt to support the weight on their back, rather than on their shoulders.
  2. The backpack should NEVER hang more than 4 inches below the waist line.  A backpack that hangs to low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing kids to lean forward when walking.
  3. Teach your child to wear both shoulder straps.  Carrying the backpack around on one shoulder can cause disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and low back pain.

personal injury doctor atlanta

 

Did you like the information in this video?  Click the buttons below and share with your friends

About 

Hi! 🙂 My name’s Dr. Guevara and I want to thank you for visiting my page. I’m passionate about health and love helping people attain and maintain their optimal physical condition. Through my knowledge and expertise I’ve been able to help thousands of people get out of pain and my goal is to do the same for you. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

About The Author

Dr. Jose Guevara

Hi! :) My name’s Dr. Guevara and I want to thank you for visiting my page. I’m passionate about health and love helping people attain and maintain their optimal physical condition. Through my knowledge and expertise I’ve been able to help thousands of people get out of pain and my goal is to do the same for you. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field