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Augusta Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

August 29, 2017

It’s that time of year again in Augusta: back to school! And out come the backpacks. There is always a mild debate 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! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands and is here for those Augusta school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing Augusta back pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has a way to relieve Augusta back pain!

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

The influence of Augusta backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is genuine. There is a higher occurrence of Augusta low back pain when carrying backpacks likely due to the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study documents 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 showed that more than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study said they have 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 cart the backpacks around, the more back pain they experience. This may be due to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great topic for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Augusta 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 role in back pain felt by adolescents who carry book bags or backpacks. Augusta chiropractic care helps ease the back pain and help determine the influencing factors and means for back pain prevention.

Visit Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 

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