How to Stop All Repetitive Stress Injuries for Good

 

How to Stop All Repetitive Stress Injuries for Good? Do you know your sitting posture is a major source of repetitive stress injury that is causing you back and neck pain? Read on to find out how you can prevent all the repetitive stress injuries from happening in the future.
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Any type of prolonged, repetitive or awkward movement can cause damage to your muscles, tendons and nerves, leading to varying degrees of pain, weakness and numbness.

 

In the modern day, the resulting repetitive strain injury (RSI) (also sometimes called repetitive stress injury) is often the result of smartphone and computer usage – but that’s not all.

 

Are you reading this article on a computer? Take a moment to think about your posture. Are you sitting with your head held forward and your shoulders and upper back rounded?

 

This is incredibly common … and it’s also a major source of repetitive stress injury that is causing you back and neck pain. Among teens, even, frequent computer use increases the risk of neck, shoulder and low back pain.

 

Just two to three hours of computer use a day was enough to increase neck and shoulder pain while five hours or more was linked to low back pain. If you have a desk job, chances are high that you easily surpass these numbers.

 

The problem isn’t the computer, of course, it’s your posture while you use it (and also the length of time — your body isn’t meant to stay in any one position for long periods).

 

If you have back pain, neck pain or tense muscles, there’s a good chance your computer posture could be improved. If you’re wondering, what, exactly, constitutes poor computer posture, here are some of the most common examples:

 

  • Hunchback: This is common when sitting hunched over a computer and leads to an excessively curved back. Eventually this posture will weaken your upper back muscles and lead to neck, shoulder and back pain.

 

  • Rounded shoulders: This is also common while sitting and can cause your chest muscles to tighten and your upper back to weaken.

 

  • Forward head: Your head should be in line with your shoulders and spine, but many people hold their head forward while driving, sitting and standing. This can cause tightness in your back and neck muscles, along with neck pain.

 

Beyond shoulder, neck and back pain, improper posture while using a computer can lead to pain in your wrists, forearms and jaw and also increase your risk of headaches. The problem is further compounded because computers are but one type of technology that may cause you pain.

 

Text Claw? Texting Thumb? Smartphones and Tablets Also Cause Chronic Pain

 

Texting thumb, also known as blackberry thumb, is the term being used to describe thumb injuries related to texting. It may sound funny, but it’s no joke, considering billions of texts are sent every single day, and your thumb is not meant to engage in repetitive motions …

 

Texting too often can lead to thumb strain and worse — arthritis, tendonitis and enough pain and dysfunction that surgery has even been recommended!

 

Your thumb is not the only body part affected by excessive texting. In fact, because texting involves a similar posture as typing, researchers are suggesting that many of the pains associated with too much computer keyboard use will be applicable to avid texters.

 

One study by Temple University researchers even revealed a link between texting and shoulder pain, and past research has found elbow pain is common as well. Your neck and wrists may also be at risk.

 

People who use tablets are also at high risk of developing neck pain, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health. When you hold a tablet, most of the time you end up hunched over it with your head in the forward down-looking position, which forces your neck muscles to support the entire weight of your head.

 

Even tapping on your tablet’s touch screen may be problematic, potentially causing repetitive stress injuries while encouraging awkward head, neck and hand positions that contribute to muscle fatigue and pain.

 

Simple Steps for Avoiding PC- and Texting-Related Repetitive Stress Injuries

 

There are some simple remedies to technology-related pain, including:

 

Using your tablet in the table-movie position (using a case to prop it up) is best for neck and shoulder health, especially if you’ll be using it for longer periods

 

When using a laptop, tilting the monitor at a 130-degree angle leads to significantly less neck and shoulder discomfort than tilting it at 100- or 115-degree angles

 

If your thumb feels stiff or sore at the end of the day, lay off of the texting, at least temporarily

 

Use established ergonomically correct guidelines for setting up your computer workstation such as placing your monitor on your desktop at arm’s length from your body, anywhere from 20-40 inches away, so your back is supported by an ergonomically correct chair and you can read any text with your torso and head in a safe, upright position.

 

(By the way, if you sit for a couple of hours a day or more and you want to end and avoid neck pain, a high-quality ergonomic chair is one of the most important investments you can possibly make … do not miss the Best Chair for Backs review!

 

If you have a long workstation or credenza, you may be very tempted to position your computer monitor to the side at an angle away from where you typically sit. Your neck and back will thank you for keeping your monitor in front of you to avoid excessive twisting.

 

A rule of thumb: A monitor should be positioned for ergonomic safety no more than 35 degrees to the left or right of where you’re sitting, and tilted no more than 10-20 degrees.

 

Avoid sitting for too long in any position (even if you’re using correct posture) — try the five-minute office stretch Video HERE when you need a screen-time break

 

Also Click HERE to read – Simple Stretches that Eliminate Back Pain

 

The Secret to Getting Rid of All Repetitive Stress Injuries for Good

 

If you spend a lot of time using a computer, smartphone or tablet, abnormal postural conditions like those described above are almost assuredly causing your muscles, joints and ligaments to function under increased stress and strain, eventually leading to failure (i.e. pain). You must address these issues to permanently relieve your pain and restore proper posture.

 

The solution?

 

First identify and then correct your muscle imbalances!

 

With the Lose the Back Pain System, you’ll go through a series of self- assessments designed to help you pinpoint which postural dysfunctions you have, then you’ll discover a customized series of corrective exercises, stretches, and self-treatments that are unique to your condition and specific muscle imbalances.

 

If you have technology-related pain from frequent computer, smartphone or tablet use, then you almost assuredly have muscle imbalances, and probably related pain and tension, too.

 

Tens of thousands of people have already used this breakthrough system to eliminate back and neck pain, while improving posture, in less than 30 days, and you, too, can join them now

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more