Backpacks are handy for carrying books—and lots of other things. But if they're not used right, they can strain muscles and even cause back pain.
Backpack safety is important for everyone. It's especially important for children, who can be hurt by regularly carrying too much weight or by not wearing their backpacks safely.
Look for these features:
Hikers can carry a lot more weight in their packs. But it's still important to follow some safety tips:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Current as ofNovember 29, 2017
Current as of: November 29, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
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