Sydney based Advanced Chiropractic Care in an interview with Eleven Media detailed the impact electronic devices is having on the posture and health of those using them.
‘Tech Neck’ is a condition caused by people looking down at their laptop or phone for extended periods of time, while completely unaware of their posture. We all see it and are all likely to be guilty of it. However, many of us don’t realise that simply looking down at laptops and phones is associated with migraine, neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, tightness across shoulders, and even breathing difficulties.
Eleven Media’s investigations found that Hansraj (2015) evaluated the amount of pressure on the cervical spine when the neck is bent forward at varying degrees. He concluded that as the head tilts forward by 15 degrees, the weight of the head on the neck increases from 4.5 kilograms to 12 kilograms. As the head tilts forward by 30 degrees the head weight is increased to 18 kilograms, at 45 degrees of forward tilt the head weighs 22 kilograms, and at a forward tilt of 60 degrees the weight of the head is 27 kilograms. In anyone’s terms, this is a tremendous amount of unnecessary pressure to the neck.
Dr Zak Nishanian, the Principal Sydney Chiropractor at the Advanced Care Chiropractic clinics in his interview with Eleven Media said, “I see a lot of patients complaining of poor posture associated with neck pain and headaches. Most have no idea that looking down at your phone while texting can cause dramatic health effects to your body. I encourage patients to bring the phone to eye level instead of bending your neck forward when sending a text message or checking social media updates on your phone. Ensuring their head is pulled back so their ears are aligned over their shoulders.” He went on to say, “I also encourage patients to take 30 second posture breaks every hour by sitting up straight, have them open up their chest with arms out wide and holding this for 30 seconds to gain relief from posture stain.”
To learn more about Advanced Care Chiropractic and the services offered by Dr Nishanian, visit their website here: https://www.advancedcarechiropractic.com.au/
About Advanced Care Chiropractic
Dr Zak Nishanian is the principal Sydney Chiropractor at the Advanced Care Chiropractic clinics, located in the Sydney CBD and Sydney’s Inner West.
He has been in private practice since 1996 and qualifications include a Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy and Physiology at UNSW, and a Masters Degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University. Additional post graduate training undertaken includes, the refining of different Chiropractic techniques, management of specific sporting injuries, diagnosis and management of different headaches, and the prescription of custom made orthotics.
Dr Zak has GPs, physiotherapists, and neurologists as patients. Previously, he was the head trainer/therapist for the Warringah Dolphins State League soccer team.
Advanced Care Chiropractichas had the privilege of treating many everyday Australians and their families, several of the countries sporting elite, as well as some of the country’s most successful business men and women. They offer gentle and effective care with all treatments specifically tailored to suit the individual’s patient needs.
Contact Name: Dr Zak Nishanian
Address: 43 King St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia