The effect of backpacks on the lumbar spine in children: a standing magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Neuschwander2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of backpacks on the lumbar spine in children: a standing magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Timothy B Neuschwander and John Cutrone and Brandon Richard Macias and Samantha Cutrone and G Rajashekhar Murthy and Henry F. Chambers and Alan Robert Hargens},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={83-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN This study is a repeated measures design to measure the lumbar spine response to typical school backpack loads in healthy children. The lumbar spine in this setting was measured for the first time by an upright magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to measure the lumbar spine response to typical school backpack loads in healthy children. We hypothesize that backpack loads significantly increase disc compression and lumbar curvature… CONTINUE READING