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Watch this Video on Text Neck - Is your smartphone the pain in the your neck?
Your smartphone (or tablet) maybe causing your neck pain. Here is a video with some helpful suggestion.
How An Adjustable Laptop Stand Helps My Pain in the Neck
Do you have an adjustable laptop stand? Are you working more with your laptop or tablet than your desktop? If you answered yes to these questions, share your feedback with us in the comments section.
Nothing could be more ironic than a Chiropractor complaining of neck pain from his computer set up. I consult daily on computer workstations and the biggest single problem "Laptops are not Desktops". Using a laptop for longer than a few minutes is a recipe for pain, because the monitor and keyboard are so close together it causes a contorted posture. (check out my workstation resources on my website)
I have been searching for an adjustable laptop stand, so I can use my laptop or my surface pro 3 ,and save my neck. Now I found the solution is Pwr + . Its adjustable many configurations, love the versatility. Click this link: http://amzn.to/1SXxLdw
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Setting up the Pwr Adjustable Laptop Station:
- Remove the power station from the box.
- Sit at your desk and determine the best angles for your station setup.
- Adjust your power station to the best angles. (Notice the angle suggestion on the information sheet in the box.)
Watch Dr. Bob adjust his Pwr+ laptop stand below:
If you are interested in a workstation "check up" contact me at drbob @ drbobrosenberg.com for more details.
The 3 Most Important Features In An Ergonomic Office Chair
The right Ergonomic office chair is essential to maintaining healthy seated posture. Here is a helpful guide to find the best office chair:
There are many factors in considering an ergonomic office chair from fixed components, such as materials: fabrics, leather vs, mesh. Adjustable components, seat heights and tilt, backrest tilt, lumbar support, head rest, arm rests etc. However, it all boils down to three main elements:
- Seat (pan),
- Back rest and
- Arm Rest.
(OSHA has a Great resources: you will find a checklist component guide from chair to keyboards https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstati...
- Seat should have adjustable height and tilt (seat pan). Should move separately from back rest. Seat tilt is critical to maintaining a level pelvis. (Support should be in the sacral / pelvis region which is the foundation on which the lumbar spine sits.)
- Back rest should tilt to provide support, most chairs are designed to provide support to upper lumbar and thoracic curve. Unfortunately not all spinal curves are alike and no chair can conform to all spines. So straight back is okay as long as you can adjust the tilt.
Lumbar supports are not critical. They are designed mimic the "normal" lumbar curves since no two spine are a like they.may actually contribute to low back pain. What's more important is sacral support this can be accomplished with seat pan tilt and a roll towel or pillow behind your behind.
1. Armrest should be adjustable or removable. The armrest may prevent the chair from fitting under the desk.
Forearms should not be resting on anything while typing, as it will restrict muscle movement, leading to carpal tunnel and other types of nerve pain
It you have any question send them to me at [email protected]
(For a complete list of workstation components visit osha.gov-computer workstation.e-tool https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstati... )
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Sleeping Posture for a Better Night's Sleep
Best Sleeping Posture
Properly aligned spine is critical to a good night sleep. Poor sleeping posture puts excessive stress on joints, muscles and nerves, leading to restly night. Insufficient sleep is tied to chronic pain, depression and negatively effect immune system function. Check out this link for Why good night sleep matters. : http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matter...
Whether you sleep on your side our back always keep alignment in mind. When side lying your nose , chin and belly button should be aligned, place a small pillow under your head and a larger one between your knees. When lying on your back pillow under your head, and a large pillow under your knees. Lying on your belly is a problem for both you back and your neck. He is a chart to help find the right position for you.
According to American Chiropractic Association
What is the proper sleeping position?
- Find the mattress that is right for you. While a firm mattress is generally recommended, some people find that softer mattresses reduce their back pain. Your comfort is important.
- Sleep with a pillow. Special pillows are available to help with postural problems resulting from a poor sleeping position.
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
- Sleeping on your side or back is more often helpful for back pain. If you sleep on your side,
- Sleeping on your back puts approximately 50 pounds of pressure on your spine. Other positions may be better.
- Placing a pillow under your knees while lying on your back cuts the pressure on your spine roughly in half.
- Lying on your side with a pillow between your knees may also reduce the pressure on your back.
- Never sleep in a position that causes a portion of your spine to hurt. Most often, your body will tell you what position is best.
- Place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, keep a pillow under your knees. If you have any question on Sleep Posture, contact me, I am here to help.