Back Pain Risk Factors in Kids

Interviews with 401 fifth grade students revealed that 182 experienced back pain within the previous three months. Further analysis show that the following are risk factors among students in this age group for developing back pain: watching television more than six hours a day; lifting heavy objects with poor posture; using a non-standard, two strap backpack; and incorrectly wearing a two-strap backpack. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, July 2022

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