Now that the school year has begun, many students complain about neck and back pain, headaches and shoulder pain. There are many causes including: poor posture, texting on their phones, playing computer games, studying while laying on their bed or poorly supporting chairs and desks. One of the most important causes of pain are backpack concerns.
Did you know that over 5,000 children a year are seen in the emergency room because of their backpacks being too heavy? Over 14,000 children are treated for backpack related injuries by medical professionals every
year. It’s important that you do not ignore these symptoms that signify something is wrong.
Today we discuss the negative effects of backpacks being too heavy and ways we can fix the problem. Spread the word to every parent and teacher……let’s save the backs of all students.
I recommend scheduling your children, of all ages, to be evaluated as a proactive step to avoid future spinal issues. My 6 nephews and nieces all are under chiropractic care and their health and wellness is a result. All cycles of life have days of spinal pressure and not dependent on age. Why do you think I called my office Hometown Family Wellness Center.
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Dr. Russell Brokstein of Hometown Family Wellness Center, has been helping patients of all ages for over 24 years. The exam helps find the cause of symptoms, then using gentle, safe chiropractic techniques along with home stretching and core stabilization exercises to balance the spine and help prevent and maintain.
Many of our home stretching and exercises can be found on our site: Stretching and Core Stabilization