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November 2010

School Backpacks, Back Pain & Injury Prevention

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The number of children reporting back pain and back injuries has increased dramatically in recent years. Heavy kids’ school backpacks and how they are used are the likely culprits in many of these cases.

While backpacks certainly are a helpful tool for managing school books and other supplies, and allow children to carry more than they could in their arms, the problem is that kids are carrying far more than what their bodies can handle.

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