We are celebrating the start of a new school year!
To some this is an exciting time, for others, not so much. Either way you look at it, the body endures many more stresses during the school year. One thing I really focus on is backpack safety. Our children are running around with their backpacks filled to the brim with books and other necessities. In reality, the backpack should not weigh more than 15% of the child's body weight. If you think about it, that isn't a whole lot that can be stuffed into our bags. Parents, I encourage you to monitor your child's backpack to keep their spine safe.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 7,860 emergency room visits each year result from injuries related to book bags. This number doesn't include the number of visits to other physicians. The CPSC also reports that backpack-related injuries are up 360% since 1996.
Make sure you stay proactive and keep your spine and your child's spine healthy by having your chiropractor examine you! If you haven't been examined, make sure you take advantage of our Special Offer!
For the month of September, all new patients will receive a consultation, examination with computerized nerve scans, all necessary x-rays and a full report of findings for only $27!!! Retail price is $195. Make sure you call and schedule today before all the spots are filled up!
Watching your Back,
Dr. Heather Giesen