Eugene Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s that time of year again in Eugene: back to school! And out come the backpacks. There is always a discussion about the influence of backpacks on back pain in young people. There is 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’s a quandary for you! Ban homework?! Not likely! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic understands and is here for those Eugene school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing Eugene back pain. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic has a treatment plan to relieve Eugene back pain!

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

The influence of Eugene backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is genuine. There’s a higher occurrence of Eugene low back pain when taking backpacks likely because of 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 reported that more than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study reported back pain. Girls who carried 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 because they carry more stuff than boys? No. It’s more likely that the longer they cart the backpacks around, the more back pain they have. This may be thanks to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great subject for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 Eugene Back Pain  

Boys/Girls. Heavy backpack/light backpack. Long time carrying the bookbag/short time carrying the bookbag. All these different issues may well have a part in back pain felt by adolescents who use book bags or backpacks. Eugene chiropractic care may help relieve the back pain and help determine the influencing factors and means for back pain prevention.

Visit Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 

Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment today to discuss back pain and backppack carrying. Eugene back pain relief is promising at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic with Eugene chiropractic care!

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