Barry’s Gleanings: Your Aching Neck
Some people complain that in-person relationships are being strained because many people spend much time on their cell phones, iPads, computers, and other such screens.
Here is another reason to limit screen time (or at least do it consciously).
In her August 2016 column, “For Your Health: Text neck troubles,” Jane Langille, reports:
“Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, a Costco member and chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, in Poughkeepsie, New York, wondered why a 30-year-old male patient still suffered from neck pain long after Hansraj had surgically repaired a herniated disk in his back. The man was unable to return to work in spite of months of physical therapy. As a follow-up exam, the source of his pain was crystal clear: He admitted to spending four hours a day playing Angry Birds on his iPad and showed his doctor how he looked down at the screen. . . ”
Click on the link below to see the rest of this article and tips to help prevent “text neck.”
From page 68 of The Costco Connection, printed page 65: http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201608?pg=NaN#pgNaN
Please, sit up, sit up – bring your devices to eye level – every time.
Aloha, Barry & Renee
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