Spine pain is common in adults. It is the number one reason for disability worldwide. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. And it’s only getting worse and starting to affect our youths. A big part of what is to blame is technology.
Addicted to our phones
I’m sure you have seen it all around you. Everyone on their phone all the time especially children and teens. Yeah, technology is great, but it also can be bad for our health. It can affect vision, brain development, and posture. For more information on how prevalent back pain is and how it affects your health CLICK HERE.
Forward head posture
By constantly looking down at a screen or at a computer we are putting a great deal of pressure on our neck and upper back. As the neck comes forward we are altering the way the spine is receiving stress. “For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” (Kapandji, Physiology of the Joints, Volume 3)
Get checked by a chiropractor
At Express Chiropractic of Frisco, we are running a special for the month of June for children to get their spine checked out our office. For only $19 we will do a full history, exam, and as long as everything looks okay an adjustment to the spine to help the children of our community increase their health and wellness and not go down the path of spinal issues. To schedule an appointment call us at (469) 362-5711 or just stop on by the office! We look forward to seeing you soon!