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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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Doylestown, PA Chiropractor for Whiplash Pain Relief – Dr. Jeff McQuaite

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Doylestown, PA Neck Pain Alleviated Naturally With Chiropractic

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Residents of Doylestown who are suffering from neck pain can find relief through natural chiropractic techniques. All you need to do is contact a local Doylestown chiropractor, and set up an appointment. Before you know it, you’ll be feeling better, and you’ll probably be happy that you didn’t have to take any medications to get that result.

Chiropractic care has been popular for a long time, and the reason is because it works so well. The practitioners know how help you feel better without using surgery or medicine. Instead, they make use of all the natural methods that are available, ranging from spinal adjustment to massage.

Spinal adjustment is effective because when your vertebrae are not properly aligned, that causes pain. It can even get worse as time goes by. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get the issue taken care of as soon as possible.

Therapeutic massage is also favored because it eases the tension from your muscles. When your neck hurts, one common contributing factor is stress. With massage, which is sometimes accompanied by a warm compress, that pain backs off, and you might even feel better emotionally.

Additional methods of chiropractic care include physical therapy and recommendations for natural supplements. There may also be suggestions for dietary adjustments. The point is to make you feel better, and the belief is that the best way to do that is with a natural approach. It can be very intimidating to consider a surgery, but it’s comforting to know there’s a natural option.

Speak to your local Doylestown chiropractor to learn more. There’s no reason to suffer from pain that is chronic or acute when help is available. When you’re ready to get back to living a life that is not filled with pain, you’ll know that the place where you’ll get relief is not far away.

Chiropractic care helps relieve groin, neck and wrist pain naturally. You will get more information about a reputable Doylestown chiropractor at http://www.mcquaitechiropractic.com right now.

Chiropractic and pain relief

Dr. Jeff McQuaite, a Doylestown Chiropractor, has found a new study demonstrating chiropractic’s effectiveness in relieving pain.  This new study added more information to the way we understand how chiropractic adjustments help the brain with pain relief.  The New Zealand College of Chiropractic study focused on people with a history of reoccurring neck stiffness and/or neck pain but showed no acute symptoms at the time of the study.  The subjects were hooked up to computers that read brainwaves, and were given chiropractic adjustments. When they were adjusted, the computers showed that parts of the brain where pain and suffering occurs had less activity.   These findings may help to explain the mechanisms responsible for the effective relief of pain and restoration of functional ability documented after spinal manipulation treatment.

Texting a Pain in the Neck, Study Suggests

February 23, 2010 1 comment

By Andrea Thompson, Senior Writer
Texting long messages can be a pain in the neck — literally.
The repetitive action of working your fingers across the number pad of your cell phone can cause some of the same chronic pain problems previously confined to those who’d spent a lifetime typing, a new study suggests.
The possible connection is particularly worrying given how much teens and young adults — and increasingly those in professional settings — are texting nowadays, said Judith Gold of Temple University in Philadelphia, who carried out one of the first studies on the potential connection.
Text messaging is a fairly new technology, Gold says, so this is a new area of research for those who study ergonomics. But the links between carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and tendonitis for office workers and others who spend much of their day typing are firmly established, and “given the similarities in body position, findings from research on overuse injuries from computers could be applicable” to texting, Gold said.
“The way the body is positioned for texting – stationary shoulders and back with rapidly moving fingers – is similar to the position for typing on a computer,” Gold explained.
Previous research has found pain in the elbow associated with too much thumb texting. Doctors’ case reports have also referenced individual instances of “texting tendonitis” and “Blackberry thumb,” Gold said.
“That suggests that there is something going on,” Gold told LiveScience.
To look for a broader link between texting and chronic pain, Gold and her colleagues sent a questionnaire to 138 college students asking them to report the number of text messages they sent per day (in four categories: 0, 1-10, 11-20, 21+ messages) and to point out any discomfort they felt on a body map.
The research showed an association between number of text messages sent per day and shoulder discomfort. The effect seemed to be particularly pronounced in males, though Gold says she doesn’t know why that would be.
“What we’ve seen so far is very similar to what we see with office workers who’ve spent most of their time at a computer,” Gold said.
However, Gold’s study did not control for the amount of time the people surveyed also spent typing on computers, which could be affecting the results.
Gold says that more research needs to be done to control for computer use and confirm the texting-pain connection.
“It’s a new issue and I think the jury’s still out,” she said.
Gold’s findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, held last week in Philadelphia.