Freehold Chiropractor shares National Chiropractic Month: Is Staying Connected a Pain in the Neck?

Dr. Russell Brokstein, Chiropractor and owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ promotes the Chiropractic Approach by participating in October's National Chiropractic Month: Is Staying Connected a Pain in the Neck? Get TechnoHealthy!
By: Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC
 
Oct. 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Modern technology is taking the world by storm and making the world smaller as people from all over can stay in touch; but unfortunately, aches and pains are spreading all over.  This fall, Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC of Freehold, NJ and other doctors of chiropractic from around the country will highlight ways to stay connected without pain during National Chiropractic Health Month in October. This year’s theme—“Get TechnoHealthy!”—focuses on how the public can remain healthy while toting the gadgets they love or working long hours in front of a computer.

The excessive use of mobile devices and incorrect posture while sitting in front of a computer can lead to neck, back, wrist and even thumb pain, in addition to other musculoskeletal issues. The problem is becoming so widespread that earlier this year a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that musculoskeletal injuries remain one of the biggest workplace health and safety problems in American industry.
“People will be delighted to learn that they can enjoy technology without experiencing pain,” says Dr. Brokstein. “Our bodies are made to move—not to maintain the same stooped-over posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly. The good news is that there are things we can do to prevent pain and injury. There are also natural approaches to treating aches and pain, such as chiropractic care, that don’t involve drugs or surgery.”

To commemorate National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Brokstein offers these tips to help lessen the physical toll of technology:
• When using devices such as smart phones and BlackBerries that have small keyboards, avoid typing for more than three minutes without a break.
• Keep messages short and simple; abbreviate.
• Practice using other fingers for typing, especially when thumbs hurt.
• Don’t slouch when texting.
• Keep wrists upright, straight and close to the body when holding a device.
• Don’t bend your neck excessively when texting; tuck your chin in instead and look down.
• Turn your devices off on the weekends (or at least Sunday)!

• Get outside, exercise and enjoy nature, too! Balance is key to staying healthy.
For more tips on proper use of technology and good health, visit www.TechnoHealthy.com.
Sponsored by ACA, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.

Russell Brokstein, DC is a 1998 Graduate of Life Chiropractic College. He has been in private practice since 1998 and back in Freehold since 2005 to give back to the community he grew up in. For more information about how Dr. Brokstein can help you achieve better overall health and wellness, please visit http://www.chiropractorfreehold.com/

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