Have you observed students’ hunched over bodies, depressed shoulders, and heads that are thrust forward like a turtle out of its shell?
If we stopped to carefully observe students these days, we’d come to the conclusion that it’s got to be causing harm.
The stress that backpacks put on the body shouldn’t be ignored. Children carrying more than 10% of their body weight are susceptible to lower-back and spinal pain, with female students more susceptible and younger students more prone to injury, according to a study by University of South Australia.
Where does this leave parents, students, and school officials? Be informed. Ensure that your child’s spine and skeletal structure is checked for damage caused by heavy backpacks and abnormal compensatory posture.
Parents ensure your child receives regular check ups from a trained family chiropractor to ensure that your child’s current and future health is not at risk.
Power Within Chiropractic looks forward to serving you and being your local Greensboro chiropractic therapy partner as your child grows and develops into a healthy adult. Schedule your free initial consultation today.