How Looking Down Can Strain Your Neck
Looking beyond neck pain
Why we won’t leave you too long in the waiting room
A recent survey by Commonsense Media in the US, found that adults spend more than 9 hours per day, on average, in front of a screen, much of which was for personal use. Take that statistic with a pinch of salt if you wish, but there’s no question that adults spend an awful lot of time looking down at their phones, iPads or computers.
And it’s not a position that the human body was designed to hold for long periods of time. No doubt evolution will come up with a response in due course, but it will probably come too late for us. Unfortunately that means we’ll have to continue craning our necks over backlit screens for hours on end, and suffering the pain the following day as our muscles complain about the work they had to do.
Statistically, half of us will suffer with neck pain during our lives. Most of it is caused by poor posture, overuse or trauma. So when all that screen time finally catches up with you, give an osteopath a call. At Northern Spinal & Sports Injury Clinic in Reservoir & Melbourne CBD, it’s our business to get you moving freely again.
When you come in for your initial appointment, we’ll take a complete history of all your past injuries and issues you may have. Our experienced Osteopaths, Chiropractors & Physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment and thoroughly assess you with standard medical, Orthopedic and special Osteopathic tests. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, our team of Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Osteopaths or Chiropractors can identify important types of neck injury symptoms in your body and determine personalised treatment plans to fix them.
And then we’ll give you a diagnosis—at which point we’ll start work on relieving your pain. And we’ll show you some exercises to help strengthen your neck.
So if your body is protesting, call us on 03 9470 1010 or pop in and see us. Just try not to check your phone in the waiting room!