Back pain is among the leading medical complaints in the U.S., and adults aren’t the only ones affected by it. Increasingly, doctors have been noticing complaints of back pain among children. Textbooks, notebooks, and other school supplies weigh down a child’s back. You can protect your children’s health by purchasing backpacks with two wide, well-padded straps and encouraging your children to always wear both straps.
For more tips on lessening the impact of a weighty backpack, watch this news clip from CNN. You’ll hear a doctor explain how he readjusts his daughter’s backpack to redistribute the weight evenly, and what you should purchase if your children’s backpacks are too heavy for them.
Pain Specialists of Orange County offer compassionate care with personalized treatment plans for back pain. Schedule your appointment at our facilities in Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, or Irvine by calling (888) 699-1334.