You may have heard the term “binge-watching” just recently, but it’s a practice that goes back some years. At the turn of the century, we saw the rising popularity of purchasing DVD box sets of entire seasons of popular TV shows that people would then binge-watch. As a result, that habit fed into the model that popular streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu have used to define the streaming experience. Not only do many streaming platforms release multiple episodes or complete seasons on the … [Read more...] about Binge-Watching and Back Health
Most of us jump in the car, check the mirrors, and drive off without ever thinking about whether our driving posture is ergonomically correct. But after driving for just a couple of hours, back pain is often the first sign that we are doing it wrong. Can Driving Cause Lower Back Pain? Sadly, very few car manufacturers are studying ergonomics when designing car seats. And the few that do are not necessarily adjusting for differences in heights, weights, and builds of drivers. In short, our … [Read more...] about Driving Posture and Back Pain
Did you know that having good posture is a form of fitness in which the muscles of the body support the skeleton in an alignment that is stable and efficient? When a person exercises good posture, it is present in both stillness and in movement. … [Read more...] about Do Posture Braces Really Correct Bad Posture?
Do you often wake up with a stiff or sore neck? If so, the pillow you are using could be to blame. According to Healthline, some two-thirds of people deal with neck pain. If you’re using a pillow that is too high or too low, pressure can build up as the neck tries to compensate for the lack of support. It is best to choose a pillow that helps support the neck and its natural curve. But how do you know which pillow is the right pillow for you? Read on for our advice on the best pillows for … [Read more...] about Best Pillows to Use for Neck Pain
It is a known fact that poor posture can lead to health issues such as chronic pain in the back, neck, and knees, as well as circulation problems, heartburn, and digestive problems. Cell phones are something that most Americans use daily which can be leading to poor posture resulting in back and neck pain. According to WebMD, “American adults spend an average of more than 3.5 hours on their smartphones every day, meaning they may be looking down or slouching for long periods of time.” Do you … [Read more...] about Is Cell Phone Use Linked to Neck Pain?
It’s time to go back to school! In the spirit of school days just around the corner, it’s time we all learn a valuable lesson to keep our kids (and ourselves) pain-free. Back pain is very common, even for children and teens, but what is the culprit? National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 15th, 2021, and we want you to know that heavy, ill-fitting backpacks can be the cause of your child’s back pain. If ignored, it can lead to worse back problems for them later in life. … [Read more...] about Backpack Safety
When you are about to experience something new for the first time, it is completely normal to search the internet for tips and advice on what you can expect. If you are new to the world of chiropractic care, at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we are here to provide you with insight on what you can expect following your very first chiropractic adjustment. … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Your First Chiropractic Adjustment
October 16th marks another annual World Spine Day. This global event highlights and brings into focus the burden of debilitating spinal pain and its impact on the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people. It promotes proper posture and responsible physical activity to stay active and encourages good spine health. … [Read more...] about World Spine Day: Getting You Back on Track
Due to COVID-19, many people are working from home, either for the first time or more often than usual. Generally, though, we don't have proper desks, which is leading to backaches, neck aches, repetitive strain, and other pains. Creating the right ergonomics to work from home safely and pain-free is essential. … [Read more...] about Work From Home Ergonomics
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the way we do our jobs. You or someone you know may be one of the millions of Americans that have had to transition to working from home, either partially or fully. Many of those working from home may continue to do so partially even after this is all behind us. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Back Pain
How often do you come home from your office job tired? How often do you come home from work with aches and pains? You would think that sitting in an office chair all day wouldn’t be that strenuous, but how we position ourselves during work has a significant impact on our comfort, and incorrect positioning can lead to chronic pain or make an existing condition like back or neck pain worse. At Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we dedicate our practice to reducing or eliminating chronic pain, … [Read more...] about Your Guide to Workplace Ergonomics