Heavy backpacks may put strain on students’ backs

Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to Eric Blum, D.C., of Atlas Chiropractic in Thousand Oaks.
During Spinal Health Month this October—sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)—doctors of chiropractic nationwide are urging parents, teachers and school administrators to take steps to help stop this trend.
"The majority of school-age ...

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