West Des Moines Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s back to school time again in West Des Moines! And so are the backpacks. There is always a mild debate about just how harmful (or not!) back packs are back pain in young people. There’s always talk about how the kids are to get all their stuff needed for homework back and forth from home if not in a backpack. There is a quandary for you! No more homework, maybe?! Not likely! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands and is here for those West Des Moines school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and get an unexpected bout of West Des Moines back pain. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has a way to relieve West Des Moines back pain!

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

The influence of West Des Moines backpacks on young people’s back pain incidence is real. There is a higher occurrence of West Des Moines low back pain when carrying backpacks probably due to 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 documented 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 voiced having more severe pain and more frequent back pain than boys. (3) Is this type of statistic about girls having more intense back pain and more frequent back pain since25 they carry more stuff than boys? No. It seems that the longer they cart the backpacks around, the more back pain they experience. This may be due to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great topic for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 West Des Moines Back Pain  

Boys/Girls. Heavy backpack/light backpack. Long time carrying the bookbag/short time carrying the bookbag. All these various issues may well play a role in back pain felt by adolescents who carry book bags or backpacks. West Des Moines chiropractic care may help relieve the back pain and help figure out what is causing it and how to prevent it.

Visit Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment today to discuss back pain and backppack carrying. West Des Moines back pain relief is promising at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa with West Des Moines chiropractic care!

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