Back pain and neck pain in children, teens and young adults is often associated with carrying heavy backpacks. Lowcountry kids are back in school after summer break and most have already been assigned their textbooks, which means your child could already be at risk for backpack related neck pain and back pain.
Advantage Healthcare of Charleston is conducting free backpack checks to help your child start the school year off right. The American Chiropractic Association recommends that your child’s backpack be no more than 5% – 10% of their total body weight. And, even a backpack of appropriate weight can cause back pain and neck pain if not carried correctly. We will be checking both the weight of the backpack and whether or not your child is carrying it properly.
Advantage Healthcare of Charleston’s free backpack check is designed to reduce the risk of your child suffering acute back pain and neck pain, which often leads to chronic pain as an adult. Simply stop by our office with your child and their backpack and we will perform a free check in accordance with American Chiropractic Association recommendations: