Therapeutic Exercises

Is Hunching Over Your Laptop Hurting Your Neck?

Posted by 28 Apr, 2016

   The Growing Problem of Hunched-Over Laptop Syndrome The average person uses a computer, typically a laptop, on a daily basis for several hours, whether is it viewing work e-mails, staying up-to-date with news, and even communicating with friends and family on social media platforms. In one study, it was found that people between the […]

 

 The Growing Problem of Hunched-Over Laptop Syndrome

The average person uses a computer, typically a laptop, on a daily basis for several hours, whether is it viewing work e-mails, staying up-to-date with news, and even communicating with friends and family on social media platforms. In one study, it was found that people between the ages of 16 and 24 spend about 27 hours a week viewing the Internet from their laptops. Could you be a victim from H.O.L.S. (Hunched-Over Laptop Syndrome) and not even know it? When you constantly look down at your laptop screen, you are putting tension on your neck’s muscular and skeletal structures. After an hour or so, the muscles become burdened with excess load and thus get strained. Over time, you can develop neck issues such as cervical muscle strains, loss of normal cervical curve, misalignment/subluxation of the neck and mid-back vertebrae and even herniated cervical discs from H.O.L.S. Yikes!

 

A Simple Solution

The solution to H.O.L.S. is similar to the one we gave you about the Text Neck Syndrome. Your laptop screen needs to be near eye-level distance to protect your neck from excessive neck flexion and unwanted tension and pain. Try stacking books underneath your laptop or buy a laptop stand. Once your laptop screen is raised closer to eye level, your neck will start to feel a whole lot better. Also, try to take mini-breaks and stretch every 30 minutes. Remember a tension-free neck is a happy and healthy neck!

 

Chiropractic Care Can Help

A proven and safe way to treat neck pain is through chiropractic adjustments and simple exercises that will promote a more healthy range of motion, correct spinal alignment, and proper posture which in turn alleviates the pain associated with this common problem.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week! We invite you to visit Smith Chiropractic Family Care and Sports Injury Center. We will be back next week with another useful wellness tip.

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Shrugging and Hamstring Stretching Techniques

Posted by 9 Dec, 2011

Simple exercises for neck pain and tight hamstrings: I was going over some old documents in my office the other day when I came across these.  They were articles I wrote for the Independent Press back in 2001 and 2004.  The advice still applies today, so I hope you’ll take heed and follow some of […]

Simple exercises for neck pain and tight hamstrings: I was going over some old documents in my office the other day when I came across these.  They were articles I wrote for the Independent Press back in 2001 and 2004.  The advice still applies today, so I hope you’ll take heed and follow some of the information I provide!

For more information about the Shrugging technique, click here.

If you want to find out more about what I recommend for hamstrings, click here.

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