Q. How to manage back pain due to a heavy backpack?

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Mohammed Wajid
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 09, 2022

Hi doctor,

Does wearing a heavy backpack during adolescence affect growth and development in the later years?



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The bones present in the lower spine are called lumbar discs. Young adults have fluid accumulation around the discs for easier movement. These discs contribute an inch to your height. During the later stages of life, the fluid becomes dry and starts to wear. This is a physiological process. There is no evidence to prove the instability, but it might result in back and neck pain. So exercise regularly. It helps the bones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels free from pain and stiffness.

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