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Significant Teen Computer Use = Pain

May 2, 2013

Adolescents are probably on a computer more than any other age group. Depending on their individual situation, they use a computer for school, homework and recreation. But too much computer use can lead to computer-associated joint pain.

A recent study found that “compared with those using the computer less than 3.6 hours/week, computer use of ≥ 14 hours/week, was associated with moderate/severe increase in computer-associated musculoskeletal pain at all anatomic sites, and moderate/severe inconvenience to everyday life due to low back and head pain.”

At the very least, your doctor of chiropractic should be seen for every kind of musculoskeletal pain. This includes pain related to computer use. Whether it be related to sports, computer use or just growing up, teens should see their chiropractor regularly to insure healthy development.

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One Response to “ Significant Teen Computer Use = Pain ”

  1. Lovella on October 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Yes, too much computer used caused me to get a slip disc on my C5/C6. It all started with a stiff neck and soreness in my back due to hours and hours of working in front of a computer. It is important to do exercises and breaks in between during the whole duration of being in the computer. At work too, my doctor advised me to get some sit to stand workstation for me to be able to move freely from sitting to standing positions anytime my body wants to.

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