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McHenry Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s that time of year again in McHenry: back to school! And so are the backpacks. There’s always a mild debate 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 necessary for homework back and forth from home if not in a backpack. There is a quandary for you! Ban homework?! Not likely! Spengel Chiropractic understands and is here for those McHenry school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing McHenry back pain. Spengel Chiropractic has a way to relieve McHenry back pain!

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

The influence of McHenry backpacks on young people’s back pain occurrence is genuine. There’s a higher occurrence of McHenry low back pain when carting backpacks likely because of the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study shows that 55.7% of 5th to 8th graders report back pain. The way they carry the backpack is pointed to as being a factor. (2) Another study done in Italy documented that more 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 because they carry more stuff than boys? No. It’s more likely that the longer they carry the backpacks, the more back pain they have. This may be due to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great subject for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Spengel Chiropractic 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 McHenry 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. McHenry chiropractic care helps relieve the back pain and help figure out what is causing it and how to prevent it.

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Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment today to talk about back pain and backppack carrying. McHenry back pain relief is possible at Spengel Chiropractic with McHenry chiropractic care!

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