Groton Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s back to school time again in Groton! And so are the backpacks. There is always a mild debate about the influence of backpacks on 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’s a quandary for you! No more homework, maybe?! Not likely! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands and is here for those Groton school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and get an unexpected bout of Groton back pain. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office has a way to relieve Groton back pain!

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

The influence of Groton backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is genuine. There is a higher occurrence of Groton low back pain when carting backpacks likely because of the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study reports that 55.7% of 5th to 8th graders report back pain. An influencing factor is likely the way the back pack is carried. (2) Another study done in Italy showed that greater than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study said they have back pain. Girls who used backpacks expressed 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’s more likely that the longer they carry the backpacks, the more back pain they have. This may be thanks to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great topic for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton 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. Groton chiropractic care may help ease the back pain and help determine the influencing factors and means for back pain prevention.

Visit Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 

Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment today to talk about back pain and backppack carrying. Groton back pain relief is promising at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office with Groton chiropractic care!

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