Stop Bowing Down to Your Smartphone
The orthopedic phenomenon of “text neck” results from tilting your 10-13 pound head down to electronic devices every day.
4 tips for this pain in the neck
From No Problem to Disabling Pain Herniated discs can result from age-related changes to the spine, heavy lifting, injury or being overweight. They occur more commonly in people ages 20-50 and can present mild discomfort to numbness and problems walking.
Run Interference Against Football InjuriesFall means football and August means practice. Dr. Pecci has 10 tips for football players of all ages to reduce the frequency and severity of injury.
Ortho Tip of the Month
When overloaded or worn improperly, backpacks can cause scoliosis, spinal damage, and pain in the knees, hips, back, neck & shoulders.
- Backpacks shouldn’t weigh more than 5-10% of one’s body weight
- They should sit in the hollow of the back & hang no more than 4 inches below the waist
- They should have wide, padded shoulder straps & multiple pockets that help distribute weight evenly