Is Online Shopping Safer on Your Spine?

Doing your Christmas shopping online may seem safer on your back than trekking around the city centre, but it can actually be more harmful. Here at Witney Chriropractic Clinic, we have treated many patients for strained back and neck muscles which have occurred as a direct result of computer/ phone overuse.

With Christmas quickly approaching, the great festive shopping rush is on! And the internet is an attractive option for those of us who want to dodge the festive frenzy of the high street.  But shopping online for hours on end can strain the muscles in the neck and cause pain that extends down the spine into the lower back. Do this regularly and your body will eventually start to adopt a hunched position.

Online shopping is now a normal part of modern life, but do try to minimise the amount of time you spend in front of a Smartphone, laptop or computer.  If you don’t, you could risk spending your Christmas in pain.

Spending a lot of time on your computer doesn’t have to be a painful experience provided you follow some basic advice. Follow the advice in the video that we have on our website that steps you through how to set up your computer and seating position to ensure you keep your back safe. We encourage you to take a few minutes to watch the video.

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