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Back to School Backpack Safety

- Wednesday, August 17, 2022

As we all fall into new routines this month, we want to share some best practices to prevent backpack-related injuries as your kids go back to school.


In 2016, over 6,300 kids had backpack-related injuries severe enough to receive Emergency Room treatment.

It is estimated that 14,000 children are treated for backpack-related injuries every year.

In a recent study, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission found that 75% of children surveyed between the ages of 8 to 12 years complained of back pain related to their backpacks.

We do everything we can to help prevent neck and spine injuries before they occur. Contact us here at Ishitani Health Center for more information about how we can help you prevent back injury and provide you with a host of ways to promote a healthy spine and neck lifestyle.