mobile phones and posture: Is your PC and mobile device changing your posture?
July 18th, 2016 349 post views
How are mobile phones and posture related?
Think about it: when using our mobile we tend to drop our heads forward. This rounds the shoulders and this is what we term forward-leaning posture. People are now definitely at an increased risk of having problems through the top of their neck due to this change in posture as it causes a change to the curvature of the back. And the link between mobile phones and posture isn’t just something that can affect older people? Due to the increasing length of time that young people spend sat at computers or using mobile devices, the risk of misalignment is now greater than ever from an early age.
The problem is that when someone drops their head forward and rounds their shoulders, it becomes impossible for them to take a full breath in because of the restriction through the muscles and because the ribs can’t move properly. So the heart and lungs can’t function to their full effectiveness. Research is suggesting that the decrease in life expectancy may come from this. Think how many times each day we use our mobile.
If you’re reading this blog on your tablet then how’s your neck looking? Hold your tablet up to reduce the pressure on the joints and discs in your neck.
Whether the benefits are large or small it’s always worth improving your posture. If you want posture advice, just ask your chiropractor when you are next in. They’ll love it that you’re interested and will be able to give you some really useful tips.
One of our guests (patients), Caroline, had been suffering with back and neck pain, which was aggravated by bad posture using her laptop. As well as hands on chiropractic care, she found the self-help posture advice and explanations of why posture is so important really effective.
“I really feel they have improved not only my physical self but given me an understanding of the cause & effect of bad posture and how to combat it.
“I highly recommend Lushington Chiropractic, their team is extremely helpful, easy to talk to and you can feel secure knowing you are receiving the best professional care available.”
Caroline, from Eastbourne
If you are suffering with posture problems, back pain, neck pain, muscle spasms or joint aches then call today to see why over 8,000 local people have already chosen Lushington Chiropractic to help them: 01323 722499.
We regularly see patients who are suffering from the close link between mobile phones and posture. In these cases we welcome patients in for an initial consultation before explaining how our range of treatments can help.
The Lushington Chiropractic team in Eastbourne also treat an array of other issues. Alongside expert chiropractic care, we also offer services such as nutritional therapy, podiatry, acupuncture, counselling and more. We have an extremely professional and dedicated team who deliver the highest service and have over 80 years’ expertise between them.
This article was written by James Revell.