School Children's Backpacks, Back Pain And Back Pathologies

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Children carrying the heaviest backpacks have a higher risk of suffering from back pain and a higher risk of back pathology, according to this research report published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. It claims many teenagers are carrying dangerously heavy bags to school that exceed up to 10-15% their own body weight and this is putting them at risk of future back pain. Leadership Briefing issue 6.11(71)

DATE: 24/04/2012
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