Mobile devices have become a part of our everyday lives, as we use them for everything from texting to emailing to even reading blog posts like this one. But have you ever taken a minute to notice your posture as you text a friend or read a book on your tablet? Chances are these devices are causing you some sort of pain, whether you realize it or not. As you slump back in a chair, hunch your back or tilt your head forward, you’re adding increased pressure on your spine leading to neck cricks, achy shoulders and headaches.
The next time you pick up your iPhone or Kindle, pay close attention to your posture and how it’s affecting your body. Correct your form by keeping feet flat on the floor, rolling your shoulders back and keeping your ears in line with your shoulder. It’s also important to take frequent breaks when using mobile devices or desktop computers to stretch out the arms and shoulders. Adjust your posture every fifteen minutes and focus on holding your head in a natural position. Mobile devices aren’t going away any time soon, but proper posture can ensure that the back and neck pain associated with them does.
At Advanced Wellness, our experienced staff can offer a specialized program to cater to your specific spinal condition. Call us today at 732-341-2155 to schedule an appointment.