An average person spends 8 hours 41 mins on technology every day
THE TECH NECK EPIDEMIC IS REAL
TECH NECK IS REAL
Technology is ruining the Normal Anatomical Neck Curve
The Millennial generation LOVE technology, life is moving faster than ever. Keep up or get left behind; emails, text messages, gaming and work has all changed and evolved rapidly in the last 50 years.
Along with all the technological advances, our bodies are being impacted severely. As Chiropractors, we are experts is spinal alignment and biomechanics - how the body moves, how the body thrives and how to align the spine.
The neck has a normal C curve called a cervical lordosis which is being reversed into the opposite direction. Now think back to your day today; How long have your been looking down and forwards? How long have you spent on your phone? How long have you used your computer? How long were your slouched in front of a TV or iPad? The hours add up, by the end of the day an average human is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes. 45% of the awakened hours are spent using a proliferation of technology (Daily Mail, Australia 19/10/2010).
Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct minor changes which may lead to military straight neck, reversal of neck curves, degeneration and excessive forward head posture.
Dr Rene Cailliet, Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California, wrote about the effects of forward head syndrome
Incorrect head positioning leads to improper spinal function.
The head in forward posture can add up to 30 pounds (19kg) of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine.
Forward head posture results in loss of vital lung capacity. In fact, lung capacity is depleted by as much as 30 percent. Loss of lung capacity leads to heart and blood vascular problems.
The entire gastrointestinal system is affected, particularly the large intestine. Loss of good bowel peristaltic function and evacuation is a common condition that comes with forward head posture and loss of spinal lordotic curves.
Forward head posture causes an increase in discomfort and pain. Freedom of motion in the first four cervical vertebrae is a major source of stimuli that causes production of endorphins in production many otherwise non-painful sensations are experienced as pain.
Forward head posture causes loss of healthy spine-body motion. The entire body becomes rigid as the range of motion lessens. Soon, one becomes hunched.
It is incredibly important to restore the skull and cervical spine back to their normal position, which can be done by focusing on four areas
Correcting the position of the skull
Adjusting pertinent cervical vertebrae
Rehabilitating the musculature in the back of the neck and upper shoulders
Correcting any imbalances in posture i.e. high shoulder, torso rotation, lateral head flexion or rotation
At Nandish Chiropractic we have been providing Spinal Corrective Care to our community. There is a difference in the care and outcomes when you truly look to change the bio-mechanical damage and not just cover-up the pain.
See and feel the difference for yourself. Schedule your Entire Family for their spinal check-ups. Developing early detection records for Spinal Problems may very well be the most important thing you can do for your current and future Health. Forward Head Syndrome is common. Stop the pain and suffering, come and see us today!