Back to school and work? Leave heavy bags behind.
Summer’s over and everyone is getting back to their regular routines.
Before your family heads back to school and/or work, you may want to think twice about your work bags and backpacks.
Heavy bags and backpacks can impede good posture, stifle nerves and veins, add uneven pressure to the body, and cause long-term damage to the back and spine.
Minimize the risk of these issues by keeping this bag advice top of mind:
- Choose bags with a weight capacity under 10% of the carrier’s weight
- Always opt for wider, padded cushions
- Look for lumbar support in your child’s backpack
- Carry a bag using both shoulders, or alternate sides when dealing with a one-sided bag
- Store necessities in compartments within easy reach
For more information, you can visit the American Chiropractic Association’s Website for a backpack safety checklist. If you do have questions and would like a specific backpack evaluated you can always bring it along to your appointment.
Need chiropractic care?
If anyone in your family experiences a marked change in posture, a sense of imbalance, new leaning tendencies, back, shoulder or neck pain, or gait issues, a chiropractor may be able to help.
To schedule an appointment call 920-336-2822. For more information on all the chiropractic services we provide, visit our website.