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Effect of Backpack Load Carriage on Cervical Posture in Primary Schoolchildren

Chiro.Org Blog: Subjects demonstrated immediate and statistically significant changes in CVA, indicating increased forward head positions upon donning the backpacks containing 15% and 20% body weight. Following the 6MWT, the CVA demonstrated further statistically significant changes for all backpack loads indicating increased forward head postures. For the 15 & 20% BW conditions, more than 50% of the subjects reported discomfort after walking, with the neck as the primary location of reported pain. […]