Council on Occupational Health

A major cause of back pain in children is due to carrying backpacks that are too heavy, too large, or not used properly. (Fuse/Thinkstock)

Pain in the Backpack

Backpack Misuse Leads to Back Pain As students savor the last precious weeks of summer vacation, parents are out making the final run for school supplies. When back-to-school shopping this year, there is one essential item that requires very special attention: your child’s
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