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Is Hunching Over Your Laptop Hurting Your Neck?

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!

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How to Stay Healthy at Home

We’ve recently posted a couple of videos about how you can stay healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our first is all about posture…with so many working at home, it makes sense that people may be experiencing some discomfort related to how they’re working. Check out how our expert says you can stretch to stay healthy!

How can you keep good posture when working from home?
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Is Texting Giving You a Sore Thumb?

Is All That Texting Giving You a Sore Thumb?

Texting has become one of the most popular means of communicating in today’s techno savvy world. In a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, it was found that Americans between the ages of 18 to 24 sent an average of 110 texts per day. That’s insane! While you are typing out all those messages, you are putting unfavorable tension and pressure on your thumbs. Over time, continuous use of your thumbs for texting can lead to painful tendonitis, which is inflammation of the tendons, and you can develop premature arthritis. That sounds like a problem that no one wants!

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Is Your Smartphone Becoming a Pain-in-the-Neck?

The Growing Problem of Text Neck Syndrome: In today’s technology driven world, more and more people are constantly viewing their smartphones on a daily basis. It was reported that the average person views their mobile device 110 times a day. That’s insane! While you are constantly looking down at your phone, you are putting tons of stress and tension on your neck. Over time, this can strain the neck’s muscular and skeletal structures. Yikes, that does not sound good.

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What Our Patients Say

Paul G.
auto accident
“I was not a stranger to chiropractic; I had seen two or three doctors previous to the accident. But it was at this time that I had the great good fortune to meet and be treated by Dr. Patrick Smith. Dr. Smith is an extraordinary diagnostician and superb practitioner of his science and art. As pain and stiffness worsened Pat developed a course of treatment that was, and is, most effective in keeping me mobile, flexible and almost, but not entirely, pain free.”
Kay L.
shoulder replacement
“Treatment at Smith Chiropractic has been unerringly professional, kind and so highly intelligent that my 40 years of hospital work has led me to make Smith Chiropractic my first stop whenever I need to consider surgery or medical care or make medical decisions.”
Cindi P. (parent)
sports injuries
“Dr. Smith has treated many of my children's injuries from recovery after broken bones, shoulder tendonitis, pinched nerves, hip flexor problems, and a torn calf muscle. His deep knowledge of how to treat athletes has allowed them to play through their injuries, rather than taking a significant amount of time off from their sport, along with his ability to understand and quickly diagnose a problem, in my opinion, has prevented more severe issues. ”