Kids & Neck Pain

A common cause of neck pain in children is the backpack they carry to and from school. A bigger problem than the weight of the bag is the number of times they pick it up during the day and how they carry it.

Children should avoid carrying a pack on one shoulder but if they must, they should alternate the shoulder they use. Also if they plan to carry more than 20 pounds on a regular basis, they should consider backpacks with waist straps to reduce the stress on the lumbar spine.