neck pain

Backpacks Affect Posture in Adults As Well…


Past research has linked heavy backpack use by children and teens with postural changes and an increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders. The results of a recent study indicates that a heavy backpack can also lead to problems for young adults. In the study, researchers assessed participants as they stood with no backpack and while wearing a backpack loaded with 5%, 10%, and 15% of their body weight. The investigators found carrying a backpack equivalent to 15% of one’s body weight leads to increased forward posture of the head on the neck, which could raise one’s risk for neck pain and headaches.
Work, June 2017