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Increasing Back Pain in Young People

Several years ago when the ipad just came out, I saw someone using it at Starbucks and thought, that is causing terrible posture. I had a feeling that posture would cause neck and back pain and now it’s showing to be true.

It definitely keeps massage therapists busy treating all the back and neck pain.

 

But we all need to take care of our bodies too, we need to exercise, receive massage therapy, stretch and practice good posture.

This is a great article about the rise in back pain.

‘iPosture’ blamed for surging back pain among young adults

84% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported experiencing back pain during the past year, according to a survey conducted by U.K. health provider Simplyhealth. Young adults lost 1.5 more days of work on average due to back pain than older adults.

BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013, 2:23 PM

Slumping shoulders, a slouching middle and a lower back that’s constantly compressed from sitting: It’s being called iPosture, and it isn’t pretty.

"i posture" blamed for back pain

“i posture” blamed for back pain

Being hunched over smartphones and tablets for most of the day is leaving young adults with more back pain than their elders, claims a new survey from U.K. health provider Simplyhealth.

In the survey, conducted in September among 3,000 adults, 84% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported experiencing back pain, especially lower back pain, in the past year. The results also showed young adults lost 1.5 more days of work on average due to back pain than older age groups.

Speaking on the survey results, Dr. Brian Hammond of the U.K. health organization BackCare said excess screen time was likely to blame.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/iposture-blamed-surging-back-pain-young-adults-article-1.1472870#ixzz2ggiAexEy

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Massage Works Los Gatos offers massage therapy that does just that, it works, to help you get relief from chronic or acute pain as well as stress and strain. Our mission is to help active women and men incorporate massage as part of a healthy lifestyle to live with positive energy and vitality. Our skilled massage therapists help you get relief from problems such as headaches, carpal tunnel, knee pain and sciatica.

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