SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Parents are being warned after a new study shows that heavy backpacks could be causing problems for kids.
Kids shouldn’t carry more than 10 percent of their body weight, doctors say.
Heavy backpacks could lead to back and neck pain.
The long-term strain of a heavy backpack can also cause posture problems for kids.
Doctors also say that you should make sure your child’s backpack is balanced and has good “It puts a tremendous amount of stress, postural stress, gravitational stress on the neck, upper back, shoulders, muscles, joints, so it’s a pretty common problem,” Chiropractor, Dr. Dan Davidson said.
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