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The 5 Most Destructive Postures From Using Personal Electronic Devices Such As Smart Phones, Laptops, Tablets And Video Games

Dr. Walter Salubro, Chiropractor In Maple (Vaughan) Gives A Chiropractic Perspective On Overuse Of Electronic Media Devices And Posture Problems 

It’s a modern, fast-paced age of technology and social media and the overuse of using handheld devices has skyrocketed. It seems that people of all ages, from infants to seniors are now using portable media players and handheld electronic devices.

If you find yourself in any of these positions when using your personal electronic device, you are putting undue strain, stress and pressure on the muscles, discs and nerves of your spinal column.

It may lead to a kink in your neck or tightness in your shoulders today, but in 10 to 20 years, it can lead to degenerative arthritic changes, chronic spinal misalignments and decades of stress on your nervous system (the master control system of your body).

The 5 Most Destructive Postures From Using Personal Electronic Devices Such As Smart Phones, Laptops, Tablets And Video Games

#5. Sitting With Your Laptop 

Laptop Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4. Lying Down While Using Your Laptop In Bed 

Laptop In Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3. Slouching While Playing Video Games 

Playing Video Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2. Flexing Your Neck While Using Your Tablet 

Tablet Use On Sofa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1. Forward Head Position And Neck Flexion While Texting With Your Smart Phone 

 Texting With Smarthphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chronic, repetitive overuse of handheld electronic devices in bad postural positions as shown above can lead to an array of pains and discomforts, like muscle strains, neck pain, back pain and headaches. As well, over many years and decades, it can lead to spinal degenerative arthritis.

Now is the time to change your habits when using these devices. And now is the time to teach your children better postural habits when using such devices. 

Be smart. Think about your future health and well-being today. We all use these devices on a daily basis as they have the infiltrated our modern social living. Start today to be mindful of your body positions and posture when using handheld electronic devices. Better choices today for better living tomorrow.  

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