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Doctors say the weighted-down bags could cause lasting health problems for children

- The backpack shouldn't hang down past the lower back.
- Orthopedic Spine surgeon says kids should only be carrying 10%-15% of their body weight in backpack.
- backpack can cause neck, shoulder, back pain, and muscle spasms, leg pain, more serious disk degeneration.


Heavy backpacks pose risk to students


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