Do schoolbags cause back pain in children and adolescents?

Are schoolbag use characteristics risk factors for back pain in children and adolescents?

Schoolbag weight is commonly thought to be a significant factor for back pain complaints in children and adolescents, but there is little scientific evidence to back these claims up.

In fact, after analysing the available evidence, the authors of this review found that no factors associated with schoolbag use, including weight, design, and carriage method, were associated with increased risk of back pain in children and adolescents!


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