School’s back and parents across the country are sighing breaths of relief! But do you think about your child’s back health as they carry around those overfilled back packs all day?
Our team at our family chiropractic clinic in Hounslow recommends that your child carries no more than 15% of their body weight in their back pack. If they do, they could be at risk of developing long term back problems.
A back pack that is too heavy for your child can distort the natural curves of the spine which can lead to muscle strain and irritation in the spine joints and rib cage. A weighty back pack can also cause your child to lean forward and their shoulders to round.
You can help to protect your child’s spine by ensuring that they only carry essential items in their back packs. It doesn’t take long to check their bag each morning, but it can make a significant difference to your child’s spine health.