TUSTIN, Calif., Oct. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Milam Chiropractic & Sports Therapy would like to warn clients and area residents about the hazards of technology. Smartphones and tablets seem to be everywhere, and while they bring numerous benefits, using them can pose considerable risk to back and spine health. Tustin chiropractic clinic Milam Chiropractic & Sports Therapy also serves the Irvine and Santa Ana areas.
The unfortunate truth is that the more technological society becomes, the more health issues people seem to be facing. Just about everyone spends a substantial amount of time leaning or hunching over to look at their phones. Whether it’s texting or checking email and social media dozens of time a day, this slumped posture takes its toll.
People also hunch over tablets and laptops without proper ergonomics. The staff at Milam Chiropractic & Sports Therapy have seen an alarming increase in pronounced forward head posture as well as back pain and neck pain. These conditions are precipitated by habitually slumping forward to check one’s electronic device numerous times per day.
Pain from these activities often arises between the shoulder blades. It can be accompanied by a burning sensation as well as stiffness. The pain can then radiate up to the neck and even around to the chest area.
The mid- to upper back is considered the keystone of the spine. However, all too often, it is overlooked as a foundational component of skeletal issues and back pain conditions. For proper spinal functioning, the mid-back requires proper tracking and position. Unfortunately, the mid-back or thoracic region of the spine tends to endure the most stress and tension. As the spine and its surrounding muscles and tendons try to compensate, back pain results.
The mid-back is also critical to the cardiovascular areas and functioning of the body. This area supports and contains the heart and lungs. This is why problems of the thoracic area can cause shortness of breath, pain while breathing, heart palpitations, tachycardia, chest pain and angina.
Clinic Director, Dr. Sean Milam, D.C. says, “Proper spinal health and a high quality of life hinge upon the health of the mid-back and thoracic area of the spine. Chronic use of technology can threaten these areas. We encourage technology users to visit our office at the first signs of mid- or upper back pain or discomfort.”
Milam Chiropractic & Sports Therapy is located in Suite # 114 at 161 Fashion Lane in Tustin, California. In addition to Tustin, they also serve clients in Irvine, Santa Ana and the surrounding areas. Those in the public who wish to learn more or book an appointment may do so by calling (714) 733-1607. Additional information about this Tustin chiropractor is also available at the Milam Chiropractic & Sports Therapy website at http://www.gotspine.net/.GlobeNewswire
Last updated on: 18/10/2016
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