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Texting Can Hurt Your Neck

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:24+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Back Pain, Healthy Posture, Neck pain, Proper Computer Posture, Technology|

A recent study that appeared in the journal Surgical Technology International showed that the common use of cell phones can be damaging to your upper spine. It’s how you use the phones that is the problem here – in other words, your posture. The average human head weighs 10-12 pounds. When the head sits right on top of the spine, there’s no problem. Yet whose head is in that position today? It’s rare in industrialized countries to find that kind of healthy alignment, except in young children and immigrants from less industrialized parts of the world. When you tilt your [...]

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Get Relief from Computer Strain

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:26+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Eye health, Healthy Posture, Proper Computer Posture, Shoulder Tension, Sitting Posture|

As promised last month, I'm going to give you some more helpful hints to relax your shoulders and eyes while working (or playing!) at your computer. In last month's article (http://www.sonomabodybalance.com/blog/2012/04/259/), I mentioned "The Natural Vision Improvement Kit" by Meir Schneider, Ph.D., LMT. He gives some suggestions for how to keep your eyes healthy when you're at the computer. "Computer Vision Syndrome" Dr. Schneider talks about Computer Vision Syndrome, which involves neck and shoulder pain, difficulty in focusing, eyestrain and fatigue. Our modern lifestyles involve lots of time staring at screens and your eyes need an occasional break from that. [...]

What Kind of Desk Chair is Best?

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:26+00:00 August 9th, 2011|Back Pain, Furniture, Healthy Posture, Proper Computer Posture, Sitting Posture|

I often get asked, “What is the best kind of chair to sit on at my desk?” Lots of people ask me about sitting on exercise balls while working at their computer. The theory is that back pain is caused by weak muscles and that if we work our back muscles all day long at the desk, we will get stronger. Unfortunately, I don’t find this to be true. When we study healthy, Balanced people (usually in less industrialized countries), they are always using the least amount of effort to do things. When they sit, they sit. They don’t try [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Wrist Problems

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:30+00:00 August 11th, 2010|Healthy Posture, Proper Computer Posture, Sitting Posture, Wrists|

Have you ever felt sore shoulders, fatigue in your back muscles, or an aching neck after spending a few hours surfing the web or at the end of your work day? Students often ask me how they should align themselves at their computer to relieve pain. I’m going to give you some tips here to help you reduce pain and get more comfortable when using a computer at your job or at home. Because we use computers so much today, many people experience Repetitive Strain Injuries (like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) from doing a repetitive motion, like using a mouse. Problems [...]