Easley Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

August 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again in Easley: back to school! And out come the backpacks. There’s always a discussion about just how harmful (or not!) back packs are back pain in young people. There is always discussion about how the kids are to get all their stuff needed for homework back and forth from home if not in a backpack. There is a quandary for you! No more homework, maybe?! Not likely! Young Chiropractic understands and is here for those Easley school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing Easley back pain. Young Chiropractic has a treatment plan to relieve Easley back pain!

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

The influence of Easley backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is real. There’s a higher occurrence of Easley low back pain when carrying backpacks likely due to the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study reports that 55.7% of 5th to 8th graders report back pain. The way they carry the backpack is pointed to as being a factor. (2) Another study done in Italy documented that greater than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study reported back pain. Girls who carried 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 carry the backpacks, 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) Young 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 Easley 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 part in back pain felt by adolescents who carry book bags or backpacks. Easley chiropractic care may help ease the back pain and help figure out what is causing it and how to prevent it.

Visit Young Chiropractic 

Schedule a Easley chiropractic appointment today to discuss back pain and backppack carrying. Easley back pain relief is possible at Young Chiropractic with Easley chiropractic care!