How to Combat Upper Back Pain Caused by Too Much Screen Time

Have you been spending more time inside these past few months? And if so, has that meant more time on your laptop or mobile device?

Extra Screen Time Takes Its Toll on Your Body

As we head ever so slowly through the cold days of February, it’s not surprising that the time we spend inside on our electronic devices spikes dramatically. But if you go home after a long day at your desk only to crouch over your laptop, you may find that all the extra screen time is taking a toll on your body.

In our previous posts, we discussed how poor desk posture often increases your risk of developing neck, shoulder and back pain. Sitting for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward seating positions may lead to pain and discomfort long after you’ve left your desk or closed your laptop.

Pectoralis Minor/Major Stretch for Upper Back Pain

In the second video of our series addressing improper desk posture, registered massage therapists Jessica Raedisch and Rolf Castanheiro demonstrate the pectoralis minor/major stretch.

Incorporate this stretch into your daily routine if you suffer from upper back pain caused by rounding your shoulders while sitting at a desk or in front of an electronic device.

For more helpful videos from the chiropractors and massage therapists at Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage, visit our YouTube channel.

Heads up! Stop looking at your screen whenever you can. 

Don’t be a slave to your desk. Get moving and enjoy doing the things you love. Your body will thank you for it!

To learn more about how regular chiropractic and massage therapy care can help you maintain better posture, contact the Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Clinic at 905-427-3202.