Have you noticed if the backpack your child is causing problems? He curved back, he finds it too heavy? Better to change bags than risk back problems your child!
It is essential to choose the backpack for your child. There are of all colors, of all forms, but are they really suitable for the column of your child. Did you know that the backpack can affect the health of your children? Indeed, carrying a heavy and ill-fitting bag can be the basis of poor posture and misalignment of the spine. The act of walking every day with such a bag can cause pain in the back, neck and arms, muscle tension and headaches.
Because children’s bones are not fully formed, high pressure on their back can create tension and increase the likelihood of having health problems later. Over 50% of young people live at least one episode of pain at the lower back before their teens. Physical inactivity and excess weight are factors to be considered in the same way that improper use of backpacks.
The choice of the backpack
Here are some criteria on which to base when buying the perfect backpack:
- Size: avoid taking a bigger bag that your child … Make sure the top of the bag does not exceed the above the child’s shoulders. The bottom of the bag should not be lower than the hips. It is essential that your little love present during the purchase of the backpack.
- Belts: Choose wide straps (2 inches) and padded to prevent injury to your child’s shoulders.Also, choose those S-shaped well to the shape of her body.
- The straps: the straps can be worn at the waist or chest. Once attached, tight fitting, they help to bring the bag body center of gravity. With this, your child will feel less his heavy bag on his shoulders.
- The lumbar support: it is a padding included in the lower level of the back of the backpack. It allows the bag to marry the lumbar curve.
- Straps: it takes two! And must wear one on each shoulder! Wearing only one strap or a shoulder bag promotes the appearance of a twist at the spine and poor load distribution resulting in muscle tension and joint disturbances.
- Make sure the top of the bag does not exceed the above the child’s shoulders. The bottom of the bag should not be lower than the hips. It is essential that your little love present during the purchase of the backpack.
- Finally, go for a bag made of lightweight material.
Once found the ideal bag, fill it properly. Encourage your child to put the heaviest items into the bag and almost his back. The total weight of a bag should not exceed 10% of the weight of your child.
And what if I make the wrong choice?
In all cases, do not hesitate to ask your chiropractor. Your best bet is to bring the article during your consultation. Your chiropractor will help to properly adjust the backpack you and tell you if you made a wise choice. Moreover, if these items cause pain in your child, then you will be in front of the medical professional for excellence in this field.
Mild trauma during childhood have an effect on the future development of the spine and can lead to the appearance of interference in the nervous system and prevent the maximum body functioning. Chiropractor’s expertise enables it to evaluate the spine in order to identify joint dysfunction that may affect the optimal functioning of the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustment is intended to restore nerve function allowing the body to express and achieve a state of wellness and health.
Regular monitoring at the chiropractor to identify possible sources of spinal dysfunction and prevent the occurrence of future problems. Proper spinal hygiene is the key to better health.
For questions, please contact me!
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