Spinal health week


Is binge watching giving you a backache?

As a chiropractor in Townsville we are seeing more and more people with neck prolems that relate their sedentary lifestyles. There is no denying that  spending hours each day sitting at desks or curled up on couches watching TV.

The average Australian spends 2 hours and 25 minutes a day watching television.1 That’s a long time in one position and it can be hazardous to your health.

Most of the time, when people watch TV, they are either slouching or lying in ways that put strain on their shoulders, back, or hips. Unwinding in front of the television shouldn’t feel like work but it also shouldn’t leave you feeling miserable the next day.


How to keep your spine happy while watching television:

  • Pay attention to your posture – sitting up straight may not feel comfortable at first but overtime you’ll be able to maintain good posture as a habit. Keep your shoulders and back relaxed, and avoid tilting your head forward, backwards or sideways
  • Take a break – a great way to remember to move is by getting off the couch and walking around during commercial breaks.
  • Reduce sitting time – you can make television time productive by doing household chores such as ironing or folding clothes while watching your favourite series.


Chiropractors regularly diagnose, care for and manage who are suffering from neck pain, headaches and back pain. When you go to your local chiropractor they will perform:

A postural evaluation: to determine if your posture is contributing to the problem

Assessment of your spinal range of motion: to evaluate your spine for restriction or painful movement

Orthopaedic testing: specific tests to assess physical damage to your musculo-skeletal condition

Neurological and balance testing: to evaluate the functioning of your nervous system

They arrange for x-rays or other tests if indicated needed to help diagnose what is causing your symptoms.

Once they established what the believe is the cause of your symptoms they will discuss with the treatment options available to you ans which one is the most suitable to you.


Contact us today to discover how chiropractic can help you.


  1. chiropractor in Kloof

    Hi Ansell Chiro! Great pointers- have to remind my patients daily that what they’re doing without realizing is affecting their health. Hard habits to break!

  2. Chris Gergiou

    Thanks for sharing the tips to keep your spine happy while watching television. I am always want to know about this and I love the way you describe it. Thanks once again.

  3. Dr. Gady Abramson

    Hey! Amazing article. You’ve covered everything on back pain should know about it. I’ve subscribed to your mail list, so whenever you post a new article I can keep an update of it. Keep sharing such articles. Cheers!.

  4. Scott Lieschke

    Thanks for that. I spend far to much time in front of the TV usually lying on the lounge, not even sitting in it!

    • Vicky Parker

      Thanks Scott, have a great weekend.

  5. Rachel

    It’s something everyone does without thinking, thanks for the tips on making it better on our bodies.

    • Vicky Parker

      Thanks the tips really do work

  6. Rodger

    Great blog post. I found it really helpful.

    • Vicky Parker

      Glad you found it helpfull


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