That gigantic pack could be hurting your back

That gigantic pack could be hurting your back

By Tu Tu Wah I’ve never really thought much of this, but backpacks can cause back problems. It’s not that big of a problem, but it can still harm a person. It usually happens to people who are trying to carry weight that is much greater than what they can carry. Usually, only backpacks that

By Tu Tu Wah

I’ve never really thought much of this, but backpacks can cause back problems. It’s not that big of a problem, but it can still harm a person. It usually happens to people who are trying to carry weight that is much greater than what they can carry. Usually, only backpacks that have books or other overweight stuff cause back problems. I found a source online and it talked about how back problems can occur when carrying overweight backpacks. “Carrying heavy backpacks and occupational gear on our backs can cause damage to the nerves that travel through the neck and shoulders is also a serious risk,”according to the American Friends of Tel Aviv University. Back problems can also happen to kids.

“Kids’ backpacks can cause long-term damage the to muscle or bone as a result of constant wear,” MD Heather Hatfield said. These problems are constantly happening, and it can be avoided by using lockers and using something that you can pull to carry your stuff, even if it is inconvenient. I asked school nurse Wendy Rau, and she said that heavy backpacks are a problem. “It’s not the backpacks themselves, it is the weight of the backpack that can cause problems. The main thing that can happen if you carry more than a certain weight in the backpacks is future back problems. Pretty much, most of the students that I’ve seen in Lincoln High wear backpacks. Most studies that I’ve seen, haven’t been long term studies, but they are showing that backpacks that weigh over 2.5 pounds can cause a lot of, especially lower back, pain. Most students that I‘ve seen like to wear backpacks instead of using lockers,” Rau said.

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