Thousands of chiropractic and physical therapy facilities across the country, like Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy located in New York City have seen a significant rise in headaches, neck and shoulder tension and pain caused by (UCS) Upper Crossed Syndrome. Many have heard the more recent term used; tech neck or text neck, referring to headaches, neck and shoulder pain resulting from poor posture from increased use of technology (i.e., laptops, tablets, smartphones).
The correct name for this condition or postural distortion is “Upper Cross Syndrome” (UCS).
Recent U.S. Census data finds that 71% of adults own a smartphone while 83% have a laptop or desktop computer. This translates to at least 3 hours of computer usage a day for the average adult. Short term effects of bad posture can include headache, neck pain, back pain, decreased work productivity and increased sick days taken. The long term effects can be much worse.
Far too often in today’s healthcare system, patients are being let down by their healthcare providers. As the patient at Synergy Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in NYC, you deserve to be guided back to health appropriately and efficiently. Too many injured and ailing people are not being thoroughly evaluated, therefore not receiving appropriate conservative care, nor are they given a game plan to prevent the pain or injury from returning in the future. There are many types of ailments and illnesses, but for this article, we will be discussing musculoskeletal pain and injuries.
In 2012, I was training for the Ironman US Championships in New York City held in August of 2012. Five months before the race I switched my running shoes from a Saucony Triumph to Saucony Kinvara, their new racing sneaker. I liked the colors better on the Kinvara, but the sales rep didn’t explain what I was getting myself into. Shame on me for falling for “the lightweight racing sneaker” bit. I should have known better, not only being a long time triathlete but a chiropractic physician as well.
Read on and let me spare you the unnecessary injuries ahead of time!
The running sneaker and sports apparel business changed sneakers drastically with the introduction of “Free” and “Minimalist” running sneakers. It’s important to understand the difference between these two and a traditional running sneaker and how it can affect your joints and performance. Read More “Choosing the best running shoe to prevent foot, ankle & knee injuries; whether you’re a heel, mid-foot or forefoot striker.”
The human body works as an intricate kinetic chain from the foundation up, and if one part of that chain doesn’t move or function properly, it eventually breaks down. Similar to the foundation of a skyscraper when damaged or imbalanced everything above shifts to compensate. Our feet are no different. Thankfully, our bodies can compensate more than a building, but it comes with severe consequences.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain throughout their body caused by imbalances and instabilities in their feet, but today individually designed stabilizing orthotics are helping people live active pain-free lives. Stabilizing orthotics are designed for your body based on a laser scan of your feet, unlike the one-size-fits-all orthotics that don’t address your specific needs. Read More “Why your flat feet are slowly damaging your knees, hips and lower back”