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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).


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

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.


How My Nephews and I Avoided “Text Neck” for at Least One Day

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Vaughan Chiropractor Gives Public Awareness Announcement About Posture and “Text Neck”

Maple, ON – Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking my nephews out on what I call an Adventure Fun Day with Uncle Walter. We went on a nature walk, observed birds with our binoculars, connected with Mother Nature, and discovered abandoned farm ruins. That was in the morning. In the afternoon we played bowling. And, when we got home, we topped it off with some tree climbing.

These are the types of days I recall when I was a child; spending eight hours a day outdoors, only coming in for lunch and dinner.

Today, too many kids are spending their time indoors, sitting, playing with their handheld devices, like smartphones and tablets.

This problem today has been called “Text Neck”.

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Text Neck is a term that describes the effect of constant, progressive flexion (bending forward) of the head and neck due to the excessive use of media devices like smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices. Yes it can affect adults too but it’s has a more detrimental affect on youngsters because they are still growing and their spines are more flexible, therefore more susceptible to the early development of posture problems.

Bad posture, especially a forward head position, causes a tremendous amount of increased weight and pressure on the neck joints, muscles, and nerves. As well, it tensions the spinal cord, the main pipeline that feeds life from your brain to your body systems. This can lead to a whole array of health issues because the nervous system is the master system that controls all functions, healing, and repair in the body.

Children should be spending more time doing activities that require motion versus spending time sitting with an electronic device. Sitting has also been called the “new smoking” because a prolonged sedentary lifestyle has been linked to increase occurrence of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and other detrimental diseases.

The amazing thing about our Adventure Fun Day yesterday…not once did my nephews ask for their iPad.

The whole point here…one day of avoiding text next is not enough!

As a public awareness message, restrict your child’s use of handheld, electronic media devices to one to two hours A WEEK. Yes, A WEEK. And have them be more engaged in other activities that get’s their body and muscles in motion.

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Maple’s Family Wellness Chiropractor

Dr. Walter Salubro_1Dr. Walter Salubro is a family wellness chiropractor who has been serving the Maple and Vaughan community for over 13 years.
Dr. Salubro provides chiropractic care to people all age groups. He has completed many post-graduate courses in techniques applicable to both children and adults. In addition to offering specific spinal adjustments and posture corrective techniques,
Dr. Salubro offers an extensive line-up of health and wellness workshops, exercise classes and a run-walk club to his patients.

Dr. Salubro is a fitness enthusiast and an avid runner, having completed four half-marathons, a 30k road race and three marathons. Whether it is in his day-to-day interactions with his patients or through one of his health classes, Dr. Salubro motivates people to be the best they can be, the healthiest they can be and the happiest they can be so they can fulfill the life of their vision and dreams.

Dr. Walter Salubro is dedicated to providing the highest quality chiropractic care for all of his patients. He is a 1999 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and certified from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Walter Salubro is Webster Technique Certified, certified and recognized by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Dr. Salubro caters to the specialized care of infants and pregnant mothers.

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