Don't blame schoolbags for kids' back pain, study says

Schoolbag use doesn't appear to increase the risk of back pain in children and adolescents, according to an Australian review of previous studies.
 
Guidelines published by different organizations recommend limits on backpack weight for children, ranging from five to 20 per cent of their body weight.

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