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I remember my grandma telling me when I was a kid…
“You watch too much TV, you’ll ruin your eyes.”
Or she’d say, “Turn that TV off, you’ll rot your brain.”
There was a hysteria at the time that we were all going to be ruined by TV technology.
But as far as I know, I’m OK. I’ve lived a successful life as a student, then as a medical researcher, then as a newsletter writer. I read plenty of books, get regular exercise and hold relationships together fine.
The only weird thing is…
I have SQUARE eyes!
Not sure how that happened, but anyway…
I’m not about to turn into my grandma and start wagging my finger at the latest technology. Every generation finds the next generation confusing. I’m sure my kids will survive the perils of iPads, smartphones, Google and Snapchat.
However, there is one physical problem that everyone need to be aware of when they use smartphones, iPads and laptops.
…this a REAL health issue, not an imagined one.
There has been a huge rise in pain problems in the West, related to our computer, tablet and phone use.
In 2015, researchers at Washington State University found that tablets put incredible strain on our neck muscles, which in turn causes back pain. Apparently it’s to do with the way we bend our heads at a 60 degrees to look at phone and tablet screens.
The pressure this puts on your skeleton is like having a seven-year old weighing down on your neck! It’s as much as FIVE times the pressure you get from staring across at a desktop screen.
However, even if you’re only a desktop user, it’s not as if you’re in the clear….
There has been a huge rise in upper back pain complaints from people who sit at computers for large parts of the day (believe me, I am one of them!)
You get what is known as muscular irritation, which comes from repetitive motions. It causes certain muscles to weaken from improper use and others to be over-worked.
This back pain usually comes with neck pain or shoulder pain, as the muscles are all interconnected.
It can even cause knee pain. Back in 2007 a physiotherapist told me my knee pain wasn’t down to a cycling strain (as the doctor claimed) but because I was sat at a computer for too long every day.
The pressure on my posture meant that the muscles on one side of my knee were wasting while the muscles on the other side were tightening. This caused my knee cap to move out of place, stimulating intense pain.
To try and stem this national health problem, in 2015 Public Health England (PHE) released advice that office workers should stand for at least two hours a day to avoid severe neck and back pain. They said that Britain was in the grip of a “sedentary epidemic”.
Of course, it’s easy to say “Stand up more, get out more, get more exercise.”
But it’s hard for most of us to get the time and space to do this. You might be too busy with work, too busy with looking after family, or too immobile because of illness, injury, joint pain and other health issues. It might simply that you can’t rearrange your home and work spaces as you like.
Fortunately, along with the perils of mobile technology there’s this…
….MOBILE pain relief!
There is now a way you can wear a natural pain relief device wherever you go. You might be in the office, working from home, walking the dog, sat watching the telly (getting square eyes!) Whatever the situation, it is possible to give your shoulder, back and even your knees a deep electrical massage.
It not only gives pain relief, but it helps heal the causes of the pain. It’s called a Pain Ease Wrap and you can read all about it here.
The wrap works by sending electrical currents to damaged areas of your body. These mimic your body’s natural electrical currents, stabilizing the balance of the injured cells, helping your body to heal itself. The scientific term for this is Micrcurrent Therapy.
A 2004 case review, Microcurrent therapy: a novel treatment method for chronic low back myofascial pain said that in 90% of the subjects tested, “The microcurrent treatment was the single factor contributing the most consistent difference in pain relief.”
Then in a 2007 report, Ultra-low microcurrent therapy: A novel approach for treatment of chronic resistant wounds, researchers concluded that this Microcurrent Therapy “not only accelerated healing but also appeared to negate the effect of a person’s age on wound healing.”
Or there’s Dr. Mark Atkinson, a doctor specialising in pain management, who says: “Micro-current therapy offers a safe, affordable, practical and non-invasive pain treatment system.”
If you’re interested in trying it out, the Pain Ease Back Wrap is available for a 30 day trial Click here to try The Pain Ease Back Wrap for a Month
This is not just an option for people who suffer posture problems related to smartphones, tablets and computer use….
A solution to many common pain problems
You can use a Pain Ease Wrap to help with…
• Muscle pain (myalgia): caused by injury, long stays in hospital, loss of blood flows or infection.
• Injuries: including stress fractures, sprains, dislocations, and blows to the muscle.
• Fibromyalgia: a condition that causes pain in muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
• Joint pain: stiff, aching or arthritic pain.
• Gout: a type of arthritis where crystals of sodium urate form inside and around the toe joint. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling and redness.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and tarsal tunnel syndrome.
The key is to trial the device first, see how it affects your pain levels, and then decide whether it’s the therapy for you. You can read all the details of the trial here.
As for me, I’m off for a walk around the block. As I’ll tell the boss, this isn’t me skiving from work – it’s a medical necessity!
Until next time, stay healthy and pain free!