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Doylestown Chiropractor Offers Posture Tips For Technology

According to Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a Doylestown chiropractor, it’s not uncommon for the average person to use electronic devices hundreds of times a day, between our phones, laptops, tablets and desktop computers. These devices have improved our productivity and efficiency, making our lives better in ways we couldn’t have dreamed of 20 years ago, but they’ve also come with drawbacks.

For one thing, they can cause health problems. We can get blurred vision from staring at a computer screen too long, carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a keyboard that’s not properly positioned, and backaches from sitting in the wrong type of chair.

Another problem is neck and spine pain. A recent study by New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine found that tilting your head forward just 15 degrees to use your smartphone or tablet places 27 pounds of pressure on your spine. If you bend your neck 60 degrees the pressure increases to 60 pounds! That’s a lot of stress on the neck, and we do it many times every day.

What should you do to avoid putting so much stress on your neck? One remedy is to engage in frequent posture checks during the day. Every time you use your phone, try to remember not to tilt your head forward. If you make it a habit to stand up straight when your phone rings, you’ll also have better posture. It’s true, however, that it’s nearly impossible to remember to stand up straight every time you’re on your phone.

That is why you should have regular chiropractic checkups with your Doylestown area chiropractor. With all the stress modern technology puts on the spine, it makes sense to go to the professionals who know how to treat spinal problems.   For more information, call our office or go to our website, www.mcquaitechiropractic.com.

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