Although the rise of the Internet has brought many good things to society, it is not without its drawbacks. For example, while the Internet has greatly increased the efficiency at which we communicate, collect and search for information, the use of computer technology in nearly every industry has had some notable side effects. In recent years, chiropractors across the country have noticed a strange phenomena; patients in their 20s and 30s are coming in and complaining about the kind of lower back pain that typically affects people in their 60s and 70s. This is due to the fact that staring at a computer screen for hours on end without a break puts undue pressure on the neck, spine and lower back.
In order to deal with the ailment that has come to be called tech neck, many people have turned to over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. While this may be effective as a short-term solution, it’s long been established that there are several deleterious effects associated with the consumption of painkillers on an ongoing basis, such as diminished effectiveness of the medication and the development of gastrointestinal issues. However, a recent study conducted by Hong Kong Polytechnic University found that massages utilizing a lavender oil can reduce a person’s back pain by as much as 39 percent. Click the link below to get more details on this potentially groundbreaking study.
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