It’s that time of year again in Richmond: back
to school! And so
are the backpacks. There is always a discussion
about just how harmful (or not!) back packs are back pain in young people. There’s always mild debate about
how the kids are to get all their stuff required for
homework back and forth from home if not in a backpack. There’s a quandary for you! No more homework, maybe?!
Not likely! Johnson Chiropractic understands and is here for those Richmond school kids (and
older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing Richmond
Johnson Chiropractic has a treatment plan to relieve Richmond back
How Much Back Pain Do Kids Get? Boys Vs. Girls.
The influence of Richmond backpacks on young
people’s back pain incidence is real. There’s a higher occurrence of Richmond low back pain when taking
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 stated that 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 thanks to
anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and
girls. That makes another great subject 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 different
issues may well play a role in back pain experienced
by adolescents who carry book bags or backpacks. Richmond chiropractic
care may help ease the back pain and help figure
out what is 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 possible at
Johnson Chiropractic with Richmond chiropractic care!
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