As a parent you are well aware of the amount of homework your child has to complete each day. What you may not be aware of is just how much their backpack weighs with all those books and papers in it. An eighty-five pound child with just five books could easily be carrying a load equivalent to 1/4 of his or her body weight! The American Chiropractic Association recommends the backpack weigh no more than 1/10 of your child’s weight. The link below will take you to some other safety tips for backpacks from the National Safety Council.

Backpack Safety for Kids

Contact us immediately if your child is experiencing any of the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms or hands
  • Pain radiating down the leg
  • Changes in gait or posture

We want your child to have a safe and healthy school year.


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