Modern Life – A Pain in the Neck

Excessive use of electronic devices and constant sitting can leave us looking down for hours and this causes an increase in posture related problems.

 Current research released during The Chiropractic Awareness Week in April generated huge interest from National and local papers and radio stations including BBC Three Counties. The media have reported on the rapid rise in neck and back pain complaints due to modern sedentary lifestyles.

Worryingly the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has found that 45% of 16-24yr olds have neck or back pain compared with 28% last year.  Unfortunately unless we monitor our usage these problems are only going to get worse.

 Exercise and Movement is Paramount!

Sitting causes twice as much strain on the back than standing – do your body a favour and prevent further problems later in life by reducing the amount you spend hunched over your phone, tablet or computer. Stop sitting, go for walk, get some exercise – your body isn’t designed to be dormant.

 Have a break every 20 minutes

Change your posture

Keep the device at eye level

Keep Hydrated – drink plenty of water!

Limit the time on E-Devices

As a Chiropractor and Alexander Technique I’m very keen on clients having good workstations and postural habits when it comes to the use of Electronics, so please call if you’ve any questions or want any advice!

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