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Posted on 09-01-2011
It's back to school time here in Jefferson Park! Back to school time means more computer time, for lots of students. According to a recent New York Times article, at least 70 percent of America's 30 million elementary school students use computers. As a result of this increased usage, our office has been treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for children. Many children are already suffering from repetitive motion injuries (RMI) such as carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pain in the hands, back, neck and shoulders. This is preventable and treatable!
Computer workstations that don't fit a child's body during the developing years can have harmful physical effects that can last a lifetime. Parents need to be just as concerned about their children's interaction with their computer workstations as they are with any other activities, such as sports and other recreational activities.
What can you do?
To reduce the possibility of your child suffering painful and possibly disabling injuries, Dr. Seaman offers these tips:
If your child continues to complain of pain and strain from sitting at a computer, see Dr. Cynthia Seaman. She can help alleviate your child's pain and help prevent further injury, so give our office a call at 774-545-2233 today!
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