BTS back problems

Another study involving children shows that heavy backpacks could be causing them a number of health problems.

Doctors have said kids should not carry more than 10% of their body weight.

One parent said his kids’ bags tend to weigh anywhere from 4,5kg to 13,6kg. That’s closer to 50% of a child’s weight.

“It puts a tremendous amount of stress, postural stress, gravitational stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders, muscles, joints, so it’s a pretty common problem,” says Dr. Dan Davidson, a practicing chiropractor.

Davidson also says that in the long term, the strain can cause posture problems for kids. Constantly staring down at electronic devices is causing a trend of back problems.


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