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Injuries associated with laptop use

the British newspaper, the Daily Mail, has an article linking laptop use to back and neck problems. When you think about it, most desktops today have the screen at the proper level, the keyboard at the proper level, wrist pads for the keyboard and mouse, and in many cases ergonomic keyboards.

Quite often, when we use our laptops, we’re using them for convenience and are not sitting at a proper desk. I attended a presentation recently by a local chiropractor who stressed and demonstrated the importance of the proper alignment of your body.

I don’t plan to give up the use of my laptop. However I will pay attention to the way I am using it over longer periods of time.

Laptops are crippling millions with back problems the Daily Mail: “Booming sales of laptops have led to a surge in the number of computer users with back and muscle problems, experts have warned.
Girls as young as 12 are being diagnosed with nerve damage caused by slouching over screens, a group of leading chiropractors said.

Millions of others are at risk of ‘irretrievable damage’ to their spines”

Update Dec 2017 – I posted a new article about the dangers of burns from laptops

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