Category: Youth

3008, 2022

Is your child’s backpack a blessing or a burden?

It’s hard to believe that thousands of central Wisconsin students will be heading back to school with backpacks strapped to their backs. Will your child’s backpack be a burden or a blessing this year?

Many of these convenient carryalls will lead to back and neck pain.

Even the best-fitting backpack can cause health issues if it’s too full. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests people only carry 10 to 15 percent of their weight on their backs. These limits are critical to remember for younger children. Too much stress on growing […]

2903, 2022

Should I be concerned about my child’s back pain?

According to Orthoinfo, Yes. Back pain in children may signal a more serious condition. This is especially true if the child is younger than four years of age.

Back pain is quite common during childhood. Up to 70% of children experience back pain by the age of 15. Some instances result from serious medical conditions. Activity or overuse injuries may contribute to others.

See a medical provider at once if your child’s back pain lasts for more than several days or gets worse. If fever, nausea, tingling, numbness, trouble sleeping or walking, accompany back pain, it may signal a more serious condition.

What causes […]




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