If you're using a smartphone or a smart device for an extended amount of time during work or at home -- or while working from home for that matter -- then you've likely experienced some side effects that have to do with tech neck, symptoms that you may or may not even be aware of.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over tech neck as well as a few ways to counteract the effects that staring at smart devices has on our neck, spine, and posture.
First, try stretching throughout the day. At the top or bottom of every hour, try to take about 5 minutes to get out of your seat and stretch your body. Your neck and spine will thank you for it!
Next, try to limit screen time. Try to only be on your computer for x amount of time each day and counteract that time with good old fashioned exercise.
Instead of craning your neck to look down at your phone to text and surf the web, hold your phone slightly above your eye line and keep your chin slightly raised -- we know this may look strange, but it's best to stop looking down at your phone now to avoid having some serious neck and spine problems down the road.
Visiting your local chiropractic care specialist is another great way to release tension related to tech neck, helping your spine and other essential bodily systems function at optimum capacity. We're only as healthy as our spines, after all. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation if you'd like to learn more.
Now that we're starting to see the COVID-19 curve begin to flatten out, it's okay to start thinking about your own wellness protocol, since your immune system is now likely compromised by months spent in self-quarantine.
Those of us who are still wearing masks everywhere can begin to calm down a little bit. The people who should be wearing masks outside are now the sick and those who have a propensity to be affected by Coronavirus. It's probably also okay to start meeting with someone you haven't seen in awhile, as long as they're low risk and have not been exposed to COVID-19. Human contact is essential in many ways, including the biological informational exchange that occurs. When we come into contact with people we help build each other's biome, so our immune systems can be in great shape to ward off infection.
Start building your cardiovascular system again and get outdoors so you can get some Vitamin D, which you need in order to keep your body and immune system working properly.
If you have any questions about how our essential treatments can help facilitate your new wellness protocol and build your immune system at the same time, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.
As most people in this great country of ours have been observing social distancing and shelter in place regulations, it's likely that many of us might have put our own health protocols on the backburner, especially those of us who undergo physical therapy or visit a specialist on anything close to a normal basis.
If your neck, your back, your legs, or even your sinuses are out of whack, chiropractic treatment is considered essential during these times. As more businesses start opening up, it's okay to start thinking about continuing with your wellness protocol if you've put it on hold.
If you have any questions about how you can safely get back to your normal chiropractic treatment, we're here to help. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to learn more. Our treatments have been shown to help boost your immune system, promote a good night of sleep, reduce anxiety, and much, much more. Chiropractic treatment offers a plethora of great benefits during these uncertain times.
Now that we're starting to see some lightening up when it comes to restrictions as well as a limited amount of non-essential businesses set to open up in larger and more liberal counties like Los Angeles, it's pretty safe to say that we can get out of crisis mode and start to focus a little more on our own health in conjunction with doing a service to those in our community who are more susceptible to COVID-19. As the world opens back up, it's important to keep a few things in mind when it comes to your own health and immune system.
If you've been social distancing and staying indoors, it's important to start reintroducing yourself to the outside world. It's also starting to become okay to meet with one or two people here and there to start getting back in touch with our humanity. It's also important to trade biomes with other human beings so our immune systems can basically exchange data (whether it's pathogens your immune system defeats and logs for future invasions or beneficial bacteria that we exchange when we come into contact with human beings. It's when we limit contact and exposure to flora and fauna that our immune systems become weakened, so keep this in mind as you reintroduce yourself to the outside world.
Exercising and staying on top of your cardio is an especially good idea during this time. Try to run either early in the morning or in the evening to limit your contact with other human beings as we all make this awkward transition back to some semblance of normalcy.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic to learn about how our essential treatments can benefit your immune system.
Stiffness in the neck can come about from our extracurricular activities as well as our vocations, not to mention from our at-home routines. Whether you're spending a significant amount of time sitting in the car or at the desk for your job, it's likely that you'll contend with neck stiffness at some point, especially with how preoccupied so many of us are with our smartphones and electronic devices.
Neck stiffness can be treated in a variety of ways and should never be dealt with in terms of quick fixes. At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we help patients dealing with neck pain to regain mobility and range of motion pain-free, so they can go about their lives happily and in good health.
There's a few things you can do at home to treat your neck stiffness, one of which includes yoga and practicing neck stretches and motions that will build strength and improve mobility. Hot and cold therapy can also be used to reduce pain you experience while working through your neck stiffness.
Things might even get a little worse before they get better, but with commitment, you'll notice pain decrease and range of motion increase in your neck. It's well-worth the investment. If you have neck pain that persists strength training, stretching, and PT, contact Barton Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation. We're here to provide essential treatments for neck and back pain during this time.