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Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Chronic Back Pain
Back pain is pervasive among American adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that backpack-related injuries sent more than 7,000 people to the emergency room in one year alone.In our practice, we have noticed a marked increase in the number of young children w