By: Dr. Neil Vance / info@VanceChiroCenter.com
Dr. Neil Vance to participate in Public Health Awareness Campaign to promote October as National Chiropractic Awareness Month
The world is getting smaller thanks to modern technology; but unfortunately, aches and pains are growing as a result. This fall, Dr. Neil Vance of Dr. Vance’s Family Chiropractic in Skaneateles and other Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) across the country will highlight ways to stay connected without pain during National Chiropractic Health Month in October. This year’s theme- “Get TechnoHealthy!”- focuses on how the public can remain healthy while toting the gadgets they love or working long hours in front of a computer.
The excessive use of mobile devices and incorrect posture while sitting in front of a computer can lead to neck, back, wrist and even thumb pain, in addition to other musculoskeletal issues.
“People will be happy to learn they can enjoy technology without experiencing pain,” said Dr. Vance. “Our bodies are made to move, not to maintain the same stooped-over posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly. There are things we can do to prevent pain and injury. There are also natural approaches to treating aches and pains, such as chiropractic care, that don’t involve drugs or surgery.”
To commemorate National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Vance offers these tips to help lessen the physical toll of technology:
• When using devices such as smart phones and BlackBerries that have small keyboards, avoid typing for more than three minutes without a break.
•Keep messages short and simple; abbreviate.
•Practice using other fingers for typing, especially when your thumbs hurt.
•Don’t slouch when texting.
•Keep wrists upright, straight and close to the body when holding a device.
•Don’t bend your neck excessively when texting; tuck your chin in and look down.
•Get outside, exercise and enjoy nature too! Balance is key to staying healthy.
Sponsored by ACA, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, approach to health and wellness.
For more information on chiropractic care please contact Dr. Neil Vance of Dr. Vance’s Family Chiropractic, 1398 Coach Road, Skaneateles at (315) 685-2070 or www.VanceChiroCenter.com.
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