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Posted on 09-13-2012

Back pain isn’t just a problem for adults. Kids can have back problems as well. In a survey conducted by the North American Spine Society, more than 40 percent of physicians said they have treated children and teens suffering from back pain caused by improperly used or overly stuffed backpacks. Encourage your children to pack only what they need. Backpacks should weigh no more than 10 percent to 15 percent of your child’s body weight.

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