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Richmond Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s back to school time again in Richmond! 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 back pain. Johnson Chiropractic has a treatment plan 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 incidence is real. There is 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 more than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study said they have 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 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 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.

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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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