Staying Connected May Be A Real Pain in Your Neck!

Is Staying Connected a Real Pain in the Neck? It’s time to get healthy with Technohealthy!

Dr. Anthony Rivano to Participate in Public Health Awareness Campaign

The world is getting smaller thanks to modern technology; but unfortunately, aches and pains are growing as a result. This fall, Dr. Anthony Rivano a chiropractic physician in Florham Park, NJ and other doctors of chiropractic (DCs) across the country will highlight ways to stay connected without pain during National Chiropractic Health Month in October. This year’s theme – “Get TechnoHealthy!” – focuses on how the public can remain healthy while toting the gadgets they love or working long hours in front of a computer.

The excessive use of mobile devices and poor posture while sitting in front of a computer can lead to neck, back, shoulder, wrist and even thumb pain, in addition to other musculoskeletal issues. The problem is becoming so widespread that earlier this year a spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that musculoskeletal injuries remain one of the biggest workplace health and safety problems in American industry.

“People will be relieved to learn that they can enjoy technology without experiencing pain,” says Dr. Rivano. “Our bodies are utilitarian and made to move – not to maintain the same stooped-over posture for long periods of time or to repeat the same motions endlessly. The good news is that there are things we can do to prevent pain and injury. There are natural non-invasive approaches to treating aches and pain, such as chiropractic care, that don’t involve drugs or surgery.”

To celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month, Dr. Rivano offers these tips to help lessen the physical toll of technology:


  • When using devices such as smart phones and PDA’s that have small keyboards, avoid typing for more than three minutes without a break.

  • Keep messages short and simple; abbreviate as much as possible.

  • Practice using other fingers for typing, especially when thumbs hurt.

  • Don’t slouch when texting, remember what your mother always said, “Sit up straight”!

  • Keep wrists upright, straight and close to the body when holding a device.

  • Don’t bend your neck excessively when texting; tuck your chin in instead and look down.

  • Turn your devices off on the weekends (or at least Sunday)!

  • Get outside, exercise and enjoy nature, too! Balance is key to staying healthy.

  • For more tips on proper use of technology and good health, visit


Sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.

Dr. Anthony Rivano is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician located in Florham Park, NJ. He works with weekend warriors, families, healthcare professionals, and elite athletes. He has been in private practice in Morris County for over four years proudly serving the local Florham Park community. For more information about Rivano Chiropractic Health Center, LLC and Dr. Anthony Rivano and how he can help you achieve better overall health and wellness, please visit, email, or give us a call at (973) 845-6282.