OK. Maybe you convey more important things to worry about. It is not like carrying a heavy backpack along with a lot of school books can cause serious illnesses, like scoliosis (at least there are no published reports linking heavy backpacks to scoliosis yet).
Still, carrying a heavy backpack can be a source of chronic, low-level trauma, and can cause chronic shoulder, neck and back pain in your children.
Is carrying a heavy backpack to school causing health problems for children? It might if they are carrying more than 10-20% of their body weight in their backpack, specifically if they have to walk to school and/or usually are carrying their backpack on only one shoulder.
Fortunately, the fashion of carrying a backpack on only one shoulder it seems to be fading. Unfortunately the heft of books that the child needs to keep on any given day generally be rising. Some in order to think about when considering your child and his/her backpack:
Does your child complain of lumbar pain?
Does he walk bent over sideways to try to adjust for the heavy load of a backpack?
Does he complain of numbness and tingling component arms or hands?
Does he carry across 10-20% of her body mass in his backpack?
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If you answered yes to all or any of these questions, may also want to some steps to minimize the chances that carrying a backpack will cause your child back pain or other health problems, including:
As school is quickly called back up in session, have to for parents to mindful to what is happening both inside and out of the classroom. Although school supplies and textbooks are important to your child's education, don't forget to monitor their effects on your child's health make sure an as well as fun school year.