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As the school season starts, experts warn that overloaded backpacks often result in back injuries among both children and young adults.

More than 13,700 kids aged 5 to 18 were treated in hospitals and doctors’ offices for backpack-related injuries in a single year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) advises parents and caregivers to pay close attention to children’s posture and not wait for them to complain about back pain before lightening their load.

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article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org

Wellness Wednesday: 10 Backpack Tips That Can Prevent Injuries  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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