In the next few weeks our children will be returning to school. Most of the kids will be using backpacks. This article outlines some safety tips to prevent back and neck injuries. Please enjoy.
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Homework. School can be a pain in the neck, figuratively. But if school is literally
causing problems for your neck or back, your backpack may be to blame.
Believe it or not, overloaded and poorly-positioned backpacks can actually
cause serious injury. In a 2004 study published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics,
64% of 11- to 15-year-olds who used backpacks also complained of pain.
If you’ve ever had back or neck pain, you know how uncomfortable it can be.
So what’s a student to do? The stuff inside that pack is essential to