Tips for Choosing a Better Backpack for Your Child to Avoid Back Pain

Pediatricians are beginning to see new overuse spine injuries and back pain in children and teens. The cause? Heavy backpacks. Here are some tips on making better backpack choices for your children:

First, your child’s backpack shouldn’t weigh more than 10 percent of your child’s body weight. You can check the weight of the fully loaded pack on the bathroom scale.

Dr. John Hain to be on WOWT Channel 6 Health Check on Sunday, October 6 at 5 PM

Our very own Dr. John Hain will the focus of the monthly Health Check segment on the WOWT Channel 6 on Sunday, October 6. Dr. Hain cares for patients with a wide range of neurosurgical diseases involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Spinal conditions that he treats include both acquired and degenerative diseases. His interests involve all areas of complex and minimally invasive spine surgery including disk herniation,

Nebraska Spine Hospital’s Dr. Woodward is Recognized by a National Publication

Dr. Randal Woodward has been recognized by Becker’s Spine Review as one of forty spine surgeons at a spine focused hospitals to know. Dr. Woodward is Chairman of the Board at the Nebraska Spine Hospital . Dr. Woodward is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. Dr. Woodward sees patients in clinic in Omaha at the Nebraska Spine Center and in Grand Island at Central Nebraska Orthopaedics.

Can Chiropractors Cure Scoliosis?

The National Scoliosis Foundation states that they do not know of any long-term study that shows that chiropractic treatment can stop a moderate (over 25 degrees) or major curve (over 40 degrees) from progressing in the bone growing years. Typically, chiropractors who are knowledgeable about the development of idiopathic scoliosis in children will refer young patients with such curvatures to an orthopedist for a second opinion.

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