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New York Back Packs and Back Pain: A Chiropractic Topic

It’s that time of year again in New York: back to school! And out come the backpacks. There’s always a discussion about the influence of backpacks on back pain in young people. There’s always mild debate about how the kids are to get all their stuff needed for homework back and forth from home if not in a backpack. There’s a quandary for you! Ban homework?! Not likely! Dr. Gary Stefanick understands and is here for those New York school kids (and older folks) who use backpacks and find themselves experiencing New York back pain. Dr. Gary Stefanick has a treatment plan to relieve New York back pain!

How Much Back Pain Do Kids Get? Boys Vs. Girls. 

The influence of New York backpacks on young people’s back pain incidence is real. There’s a higher occurrence of New York low back pain when taking backpacks likely because of the increased forces in the spinal discs. (1) One Brazilian study documents that 55.7% of 5th to 8th graders report back pain. An influencing factor is likely the way the back pack is carried. (2) Another study done in Italy documented that greater than 60% of school kids 6 to 19 years of age in one study said they have back pain. Girls who carried backpacks expressed having more severe pain and more frequent back pain than boys. (3) Is this skewed statistic about girls having more intense back pain and more frequent back pain because they carry more stuff than boys? No. It’s more likely that the longer they cart the backpacks around, the more back pain they have. This may be due to anatomical, physiological and/or environmental differences between boys and girls. That makes another great subject for the next backpack/back pain study! (3) Dr. Gary Stefanick treats adolescents with back pain be it due to backpack carrying or other causes with gentle, effective chiropractic care incorporating Cox Technic.

Relief for Backpack New York Back Pain  

Boys/Girls. Heavy backpack/light backpack. Long time carrying the bookbag/short time carrying the bookbag. All these various issues may well play a part in back pain felt by adolescents who carry book bags or backpacks. New York chiropractic care helps relieve the back pain and help determine the influencing factors and means for back pain prevention.

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Schedule a New York chiropractic appointment today to talk about back pain and backppack carrying. New York back pain relief is promising at Dr. Gary Stefanick with New York chiropractic care!

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