Happy Friday! With it being "Back to School" time again, we want to let you know that heavy, overstuffed and improperly worn backpacks can be a cause of spinal strain and can lead to poor posture, neck pain, back pain and even headaches.
To avoid injury, backpacks should not exceed 15-20% of a child's body weight. Shoulder straps should be worn over both shoulders and adjusted so that the bulk of the weight of the pack rests in the mid to low back.
If you are not sure how to correctly fit a backpack to your child, our office will be happy to demonstrate the proper way to fit and adjust the backpack to your child(ren) at no charge. We will even weigh your child and packed backpack separately to determine if the backpack is too heavy and possibly causing injury.
Also, if you or a loved one have a condition in which you are not certain if chiropractic care can help, we can set up a FREE consultation with Dr. Trek to discuss your treatment options. Please call 466-9945 to schedule your consultation and be sure to bring any x-rays or MRIs with you in order for Dr. Trek to better understand your problem.
Have a great weekend!