Technology and Chiropractic in Laurel MD

Technology and Chiropractic in Laurel MD

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All of our technology today seems like little daily helpers, helping us to run families and businesses more smoothly. These small convenient devices may be making things easier to accomplish in the business sense, however our devices and home offices may be making things harder for our bodies in the physical sense. The abundance of home offices and of smartphone and tablet use pose some issues that a chiropractor can help solve. Dr. Hawk at Laurel Regional Chiropractic can help you assess whether some typical postures you adopt while using your devices could be creating a problem for you. It\'s important to make your device or office work for you, not against you! Studies have shown that the postures typically adopted while using devices can be putting undue strain on your neck muscles, as well as the muscles in your arms and hands. If you have pain in the neck or arms, Dr. Hawk at Laurel Regional Chiropractic can help you resolve your pain and decrease instances of its return. The American Chiropractic Association offers a few tips on preventing these kinds of problems. Among these tips are to make sure that you keep your head over your shoulders, and to not hunch up your shoulders. Taking breaks as you perform your work or play your games is important also. When the elbows are kept in a bent position, pressure is applied to the ulnar nerve as it tracks through the elbow. Too much pressure, for too long, can result in pain, numbness, or tingling of the forearm.

For those with home offices, it is important to consider your own body when setting up your computer or laptop. When possible, make sure that you try to keep your monitor directly in front of you, with the top of the screen level with your eyes so that you can help to prevent eye strain as well as neck strain. The chair you choose should allow you move your arms and shoulders freely. A common complaint among office workers is of wrist pain, with concerns that they have carpel tunnel syndrome. Dr. Hawk can help to determine if this is something that can be addressed in a chiropractor\'s office.

Use of devices and smartphones is not likely to go away. Visit Dr. Hawk at Laurel Regional Chiropractic to help you manage what can be a painful side effect of these little daily helpers.

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