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Don't let your child's backpack become a pain in the back!

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Did you know according to a study by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 75% of children in the age range of 8 to 12 years were complaining of back pain, which was connected to the weight they were carrying in their backpacks for school.

Symptoms experienced from having an inappropriate back pack / wearing a back pack incorrectly:

  1. Headaches at the base of the skull
  2. Neck pain or pain between their shoulder blades
  3. Red marks on your child’s shoulders
  4. Shoulders rolled forward
  5. Bending at the waist to support the weight of your child’s back pack
  6. Numbness in your child’s arms or hands

Long-term effects of carrying a heavy backpack:

  • Strained neck and shoulder leading to headaches
  • Injury to the spine
  • Reduced breathing capacity due to poor posture
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasms

The good news is Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective in restoring the correct function and relieving pain symptoms associated with carrying a heavy backpack.


All children 12 years old and under receive a complimentary initial consultation and examination.

 Give us a call on 08 9474 1955 to make an appointment.





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