It's almost Back To School time and Chiro Clinic Moncton wishes to provide the community with up to date information when selecting a backpack for children. Furthermore, it's incredibly important to know how much weight to put in that backpack to avoid injury. In recent times, more and more children are presenting to chiropractors with chronic back pain due to excessive weight in a backpack, inappropriate carrying of the pack altogether, and poor quality design. 

When a backpack is worn correctly, the weight is appropriately distributed across the body - thus lessening the chance of neck, shoulder, and back injuries. With kids often lugging around their entire locker's worth of books, school supplies, and lunch - it's essential to get this right! Too much weight can pull the child's posture backward, causing them to compensate by leaning forward - which place excessive strain on the shoulders and spine. Carrying a backpack on one shoulder (because it apparently looks cool) cau...

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