3 Signs That Your BackPack is TOO heavy
#1 Tips for Backpack related injuries
Long Island Spine says wear Both Straps!! Use of one strap shifts the weight to one side, causing muscle spasms and low back pain. This is true even with one-strap backpacks that cross the body. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed,
and a well-aligned symmetrical posture is promoted.
-Warning Signs a Backpack is Too Heavy
Change In posture when wearing the backpack. Could be the start of scoliosis.
#2 Tips for Backpack related injuries -Wear The Backpack Over The Strongest Mid-Back Muscles-
The size of the backpack should match the size of the child. It is also important to pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. The backpack should rest evenly in the middle of the back. Shoulder straps should be adjusted to allow the child to put on and take off the backpack without difficulty and permit free movement of the arms. Make sure that the straps are not too loose and that the backpack does not extend below the low back.
-Warning Signs A Backpack is too Heavy- Struggling when putting on or taking off the backpack
#3 Tips for Backpack related injuries
-Don’t Carry so much
A heavy backpack forces the wearer to bend forward. Choose to carry only those items that are required for the day. Each night remove articles that can be left at home. When organizing the contents of the backpack, place the heaviest items closest to the back to reduce kinetic forces that cause postural misalignment and overwork muscles.
Warning Signs a Backpack is Too Heavy
-Pain when wearing the backpack