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Isdale Chiropractic Clinic Reminds Parents About the Importance of Backpack Safety


Posted on: 11 Sep 17

KILLEEN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The team at Isdale Chiropractic Clinic is reminding parents about the dangers of overloaded backpacks as they send their children back-to-school. The awareness campaign is in conjunction with National School Backpack Awareness Day on September 20th.

With the start of a new school year on the horizon, the team at Isdale Chiropractic Clinic is reminding parents about the dangers of overloaded backpacks. Their education campaign is in support of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and National School Backpack Awareness Day on September 20th.

“It isn’t something most parents think about, but carrying a backpack that is too heavy—day after day—can be detrimental to their child’s health,” explains Dr. Scott Isdale. “Whether it is too many books or supplies or something else, carrying that much weight can cause serious health issues.”

According to Dr. Isdale, the optimum weight for a child’s backpack is between five and ten percent of their body weight and no more.

“Over the last few years, we’ve really seen an uptick in the number of children coming to our clinic with neck pain, back pain, and posture problems,” continues Dr. Shawn Isdale. “And most of these issues can be attributed to backpack issues.”

Common treatment options include spinal adjustments and massage. However, both chiropractors agree that prevention is the best method of all.

A few tips to help prevent spinal and back injuries include choosing a bag that has wide, padded straps. Parents can also talk to their kids about always wearing both straps and not overstuffing the backpack, if possible.

“For older kids, it is also important to remind them to use what they have available,” says Dr. Scott Isdale. “Use those lockers. Don’t try to carry every book with you all day long. It’s really the high school age group that we see the most number of problems with and often it has to do with just not making time to stop and drop off what they don’t need.”

“Really, it comes down to just being mindful of your kid’s backpack habits,” concludes Dr. Shawn Isdale. “Have that talk with them about preventing injury and not overloading their bags. It may not seem like much, but it really is important.”

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about backpack safety for your child, please call (254) 699-4004.

About Isdale Chiropractic Clinic

Isdale Chiropractic Clinic offers Killeen, TX residents top-notch chiropractic and wellness care. Their services include adjustments, ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, rehabilitation, and much more. Schedule an appointment today by calling (254) 699-4004.

Visit http://www.isdalechiropractic.com/ for additional information.

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Last updated on: 11/09/2017

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