As children enter their early years of schooling, most will be using backpacks, and most will be loaded with books, supplies, lunches, and other things that make most of them so heavy, that children will feel the extra strain that comes with hauling them around. Backpacks that are too heavy or worn incorrectly will cause shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, and headaches, and if these conditions are left untreated, may cause their backs to curve leading to chronic pain in adulthood.
Sports can cause head, neck, shoulder, back, leg, knee, foot, and joint pain. These are all symptoms that a chiropractor can treat. If your child is needing pain medications or physical therapy, then we recommend an appointment or a free consultation.
Most children in this age group will begin to play organized sports or become more active in their neighborhoods with friends. While children “bounce back” quickly from falls, bumps, and bruises, they also need to be checked when sports become such a part of their lives that they begin to ice muscles, take pain medications, and even go through physical therapy.