Looking Ahead Millennials And Long Term Health

Looking Ahead: Millennials and Long-Term Health

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog

Are you born between the 1980’s and early 2000’s, digitally connected and savvy? Here are some things for millennials to consider:

  1. The average adult glances at their smartphone 5 times a day, in contrast to an average of 109 times a day for a millennial.
  2. The use of computers, tablets, and mobile devices may result in increased hunching which can lead to neck and back pain.
  3. “Text neck” was coined to refer to the prolonged use of mobile devices and resulting neck pain.

Here are a few tips to follow to manage the risk:

  1. Take designated breaks (a few hours) from technology.
  2. Take the time to be physically active daily.
  3. Be more conscious of your posture.
  4. Regularly visit your chiropractor to prevent or manage such conditions.

Through education and management, we can mitigate future musculoskeletal problems millennials can face.


  • Una Newman, et. al., “Reaching New Segments – The Millennial Generation,” Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
  • PHS Chiropractic, “Is Technology Causing Millennials a Lifetime of Pain?”
  • Alex Mathew, “Iposture Blamed for Increase Back Problem among Young Adults,” December 3, 2013.