Picture this: It’s mid-afternoon, you’ve just finished your third coffee, and you’re sitting at your desk, deep into your work. Suddenly, you’re interrupted. No, it’s not an email or a co-worker. It’s your back. Right in the middle, forming an […]
Tech Neck Archives
We’ve all been guilty of it. Those tiny glowing screens that fit into our pocket hold the power of limitless information in the palm of our hands. It’s allure is as powerful as it is harmful to our bodies. We stare downward at this flashing, blinking, talking, singing, bleeping object mesmerized. We forget that we’re tilting our head downward. This unconscious act is easy to ignore while our mind is being entertained, but eventually our neglect comes back to haunt us. We end up with a sore tech neck, aching shoulders, and a pain-filled back. We have the tools to fix this, but we have to begin by taking our minds away from the device, and back into the vessel where it actually lives. Our bodies. Only with proper care, proper exercises and movement, and self-awareness can we heal the damage this tech has wrought. The next step is fixing the technology to encourage better behavior in the way we move.
Neck sprains and strains are a common source of pain and disability. Our San Francisco office sees many patients who have pain from neck trauma. However, we also see we see a lot of people who are suffering from the
Muscle Knots: What Are They? It’s really common for you to feel muscle knots in your neck and shoulders when you are sitting for long periods of time. Many of our patients who come to us experience pain in between
It’s easy to accept pain or physical limitations as a normal part of life that happens with aging, working conditions, or everyday physical activity. Are you rationalizing or accepting your pain, or maybe even ignoring it? You don’t have to
When using your phone, your shoulders slump. Your neck flexes. Your head extends. You look and feel horrible, but there is a solution. Bad posture equals increased muscle activity, and tragically they cause muscles in the upper back to give
You work long hours behind a desk, seated and hunched over. Suddenly, you feel shoulder pain! It’s been slowly creeping up in your shoulders, or perhaps across your shoulders between your shoulder-blades. This is a common injury I see at