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“Our necks are not designed to be in the forward, head-leaning position,” said David Shapiro, chief wellness officer at Complete Spine Solutions. He added that when people text a lot; it stresses the structures in their neck discs, ligaments, and bones. It can also cause spinal arthritis and pain.
Do you know the posture that elderly people tend to get, that makes them chronically hunched over? Now people are getting that at much younger ages because so many of us are constantly bending over a phone, laptop, or tablet, says David A. Shapiro, DC, CEO of Complete Spine Solutions. “Also known as ‘tech neck,’ this forward head posture rounds the upper back and puts stress on the front of the spine,” he explains. This habit can actually weaken your spinal structure, causing arthritis, a common ailment among older people, he adds.
Posture, says Chiropractor Dr. David Shapiro, directly impacts oxygen flow and stamina. “Our upper spine, the area that surrounds the lungs, usually changes in shape as we age,” he describes. “This change in shape is typically called thoracic hyperkyphosis, increased upper back curve. The upper back typically increases in curve by ten degrees by 60 years of age. In addition, as we age, all our spinal ligaments typically become stiff.
Lung function typically declines by our 30s. This may be in part because of our worsening posture. According to Dr. David A. Shapiro, a chiropractor at Complete Spine Solutions in Georgia, our upper spine, the area that surrounds the lungs, usually changes in shape as we age. As a result, we take shorter, shallower breaths. We get winded faster than when we were younger, because our body has to work much harder to get the same amount of oxygen to the blood.
Sleeping on your back with too many pillows can bend your neck in an unnatural position. “This is very unhealthy to your spine and contributes to arthritis,” says Dr. Shapiro. “As your spine gets arthritic, you will find that you’ll become dependent upon that two pillow support and can’t sleep any other way.” So try out different sleeping positions, and see if you can reduce your pillows from two to one.
There has been a tremendous increase in the number of people suffering from back pain, and this is on the rise every year. It also leads to the increase in chiropractors which are required to treat the sufferers. A lot of individuals remain unaware of what they should look out for when it comes to choosing the best chiropractor Tucker.
“Dr. Shapiro and his staff are beautifully skilled in Chiropractic and the art of swift, natural pain relief, as well as improvement in the structure of the spine.”
Dr. Regina Studwell
College Professor, Retired
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