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How To Prevent Text Neck With One Simple Household Hack

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Chiropractor in Vaughan Shows How To Prevent Text Neck From Using Tablets, Smart Phones, and Handheld Devices. Especially Great for Kids and Teenagers 

Vaughan, ON—Here’s a quick tip that will save you from neck strain, next pain, and future health problems while using an iPad, smart phone or any other handheld device. It’s not just important for you, but also for your children and teenagers.

Often times I’ll see the kids come into our office and they’ll be holding an iPad or smart phone, or some other handheld device. And they’re sitting staring at their handheld device with their neck completely bent down into their device.

What is the problem with this?

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The problem is that there’s too much bending that can cause major strain and stress on muscles, spinal tissues, bones, discs, and nerves. The strain and stress will pose a problem, not just now, but also in the future. This can cause a lot of tension on the nervous system and lead other health problems.

 

How to Prevent Text Next While Using An iPad, Smart Phone, or Other Handheld Devices

What I recommend is to teach your children to do this. If they’re sitting at the sofa with their iPad or handheld ipad 2
device, grab a couple of sofa pillows, have them stack the pillows on their lap. Then have them place their elbows on the pillows while holding the iPad or handheld device. It will now be closer to eye level. Now they can use your iPad, smart phone, or handheld device with their elbows propped up holding the device at eye level instead of having their neck being completely bent forward or flexed down, which is not good.

This will prevent this constant bending of the neck. Because it brings the iPad device or handheld device up higher closer to their eye level. It’s a very quick and easy hack that you can do at home. It’s not expensive.

And very easy to do. Another thing you can do is grab an iPad holder or an iPad stand if you’re using an iPad and place it on the stacked the pillows on the thighs. This will keep hands and elbows free if they get tired holding the iPad. If more height is needed for the iPad stand then stack one or two more pillows on the laps so you can hold the iPad stand higher close to eye level.ipad 3

Be sure to try it. Teach your children and teenagers. If you found this tip useful share it with a friend or family member, someone that you know could use this and find value in it. And also enjoyed this video, like the video, share it, and leave a comment if you have any questions.

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Dr. Walter Salubro

Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor, the owner of Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Ontario, and the author of Back to Health by Choice. He grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Vaughan, Ontario, with his family at the age of fifteen.

Dr. Salubro graduated from York University in 1996 and from the National College of Chiropractic in 1999. He has been practicing chiropractic and serving his community of Maple and Vaughan for over fifteen years.

Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people of all age groups.  He is trained in applying specific chiropractic techniques Back to Health by Choicethat are just as suitable for children as they are for adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques, Dr. Salubro offers an extensive lineup of health seminars, exercise classes, and a run/walk club to his patients. Dr. Salubro is an avid runner, having completed multiple marathons and half marathons.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing exceptional chiropractic care for all his patients. He caters to the care of infants and pregnant mothers. Dr. Salubro is certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP).  Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, which is certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).

 

Neck Stretch Exercise for Pain, Tension, and Stress Relief by Chiropractor in Vaughan

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Do you have neck pain and shoulder tension? If yes, then here is a great exercise you can do at your desk or at home to relieve neck pain, neck tension, and stress.

If you are like me and you sit in front of a computer for hours at a time, you begin to feel major tightness and tension in your upper shoulders and neck. Sometimes it can even lead to nagging pain.

This exercise in this short video is what I do to relieve the tension, stress, and pain in my neck and shoulders. I have recommended this exercise to hundreds of my patients and the love it because it works.

Watch this video now. If you find value in this, click the Like button and Share it on Facebook with your friends.

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The Real Problem with ‘Text Neck’

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains the Dangers of Constant Texting and how to Prevent ‘Text Neck’

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Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Vaughan, ON―Smart phones. Tablets. Texting. Social Media.

Most us, me included, are hooked on our smart phones and multi-media devices.

This is a big problem. Why?

Because of the constant bending of the neck.

It may seem like this constant bending of the neck is no big deal because in most cases people don’t feel neck pain from texting.

However, what is actually happening is premature aging and wearing down of the spine and discs. This is called degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis.

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Chronic Neck Pain and Abnormal Spinal Alignment

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains how Chiropractic Works to Correct the Cause of Neck Pain

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Image courtesy of yodiyim at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Research tells us that 18.9% of Canadians aged 18 and over have chronic neck pain.1 And of these 18.9%, approximately half of them have suffered of neck pain for more then 10 years. In our chiropractic office in Vaughan, Ontario, we have seen hundreds of patients come in with neck complaints and neck pain.

One of our objectives during our initial consultation and chiropractic examination is to help identify the underlying cause of neck pain. Many people resort to taking pills and drugs which only offer, at best, a temporary relief of the pain. Pills and drugs never, ever correct the underlying problem causing the neck pain. 

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The #1 Reason to Go See A Chiropractor…Not Only for Back Pain Relief, Neck Pain Relief, or Treatment for Headaches

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Back To Health Chiropractic Centre is located in Maple, Ontario (City Of Vaughan). The office of chiropractor, Dr. Walter Salubro. Call (905) 303-1009.

Is there a decline in your physical strength, energy or health? Do you know if vertebral subluxations are the…

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Is It Good To Sleep Without A Pillow??

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Chiropractor in Maple, Vaughan Answers A Frequently Asked Question About Sleeping Positions And Pillows

Neck Pain Relief Chiropractor In Maple Ontario

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Looking for chiropractic neck pain treatment in Maple (Vaughan), Ontario? Call (905) 303-1009

How To Stretch Your Neck To Relieve Muscle Tension

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Chiropractor in Maple, Vaughan Ontario shows easy-to-do stretches to relieve neck pain and muscle tension.

Do you sit in front of the computer at work or at home for extended periods of time? Or, do you ever  wake up in the morning because of sleeping in a ‘bad’ position? 

These are two common scenarios that can cause neck pain or muscle tension in the neck and shoulder.  Chiropractic care for neck pain can be very effective at correcting the problem and giving neck pain relief and muscle tension relief. 

However, if you are looking for something to do at anytime during the day, some simple neck strectches can help.  Of course, if the problem is not getting better or getting worse, you should get it checked by a chiropractor. 

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Posture And The Impact Of A Forward Head Position

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Do you get neck strain or muscle tension from sitting at a desk or when using a computer?  

It seems like we can’t go through an hour of a day without placing our neck in a compromising forward head position.  The consequences of a forward head position is added tension, strain and effort by your neck muscles and back muscles. This can lead to neck pain, headaches, shoulder tension and back pain.

Correcting bad posture and a forward head position is an example of the corrective chiropractic care provided by Back To Health Chiropractic Centre in Maple, Vaughan.

Neck Pain – Can Chiropractic Really Help?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Neck pain is a very common problem affecting up to 70% of the adult population at some point in life.  Though there are specific causes of neck pain such as arising from a sports injury, a car accident or “sleeping crooked,” the vast majority of the time, no direct cause can be identified and thus the term nonspecific is applied.

There are many symptoms associated with patients complaining of neck pain and many of these symptoms can be confused with other conditions.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what neck related symptoms are most likely to respond to chiropractic manipulation before the treatment has started?  This issue has been investigated with very favorable results!

The ability to predict a favorable response to treatment has been termed, “clinical prediction rules” which in general, are usually made up of combinations of things the patient says and findings from exams. In a large study, data from about 20,000 patients receiving about 29,000 treatments, was collected and analyzed to find out what complaints responded well to chiropractic treatment.  The results showed that the presence of any 4 of these 7 presenting complaints predicted an immediate improvement in 70-95% of the patients: (more…)