Well-designed backpacks for students can prevent back, neck pain

08/28/2014 | Huffington Post, The

The proper fitting of school backpacks is important for comfortable wear and to prevent injury, and Dr. Elise G. Hewitt, ACA Pediatrics Council president, recommends shopping at a sporting goods store where employees know how to fit backpacks. At least 14,000 children are treated for backpack-related injuries every year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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