Richmond Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

August 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again in Richmond: back to school! And so are the backpacks. There is always a discussion about the influence of backpacks on back pain in young people. There’s always discussion about how the kids are to get all their stuff needed for homework to and from from home if not in a backpack. There’s a quandary for you! Ban homework?! Not likely! Johnson Chiropractic understands and is here for those Richmond school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing Richmond back pain. Johnson Chiropractic has a way to relieve Richmond back pain!

How Much Back Pain Do Kids Get? Boys Vs. Girls. 

The influence of Richmond backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is genuine. There is a higher occurrence of Richmond low back pain when carting backpacks likely because of the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study documents that 55.7% of 5th to 8th graders report back pain. An influencing factor is likely the way the back pack is carried. (2) Another study done in Italy showed that greater than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study reported back pain. Girls who used backpacks voiced having more severe pain and more frequent back pain than boys. (3) Is this skewed statistic about girls having more intense back pain and more frequent back pain because they carry more stuff than boys? No. It seems that the longer they cart the backpacks around, the more back pain they experience. This may be due to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great topic for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Johnson Chiropractic treats adolescents with back pain be it due to backpack carrying or other causes with gentle, effective chiropractic care incorporating Cox Technic.

Relief for Backpack Richmond Back Pain  

Boys/Girls. Heavy backpack/light backpack. Long time carrying the bookbag/short time carrying the bookbag. All these various issues may well have a role in back pain experienced by adolescents who use book bags or backpacks. Richmond chiropractic care may help ease the back pain and help figure out what’s causing it and how to prevent it.

Visit Johnson Chiropractic 

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment today to discuss back pain and backppack carrying. Richmond back pain relief is promising at Johnson Chiropractic with Richmond chiropractic care!