As the popularity of video games continues to rise, more and more gamers are turning to chiropractors to address pain and injuries caused by prolonged gaming sessions.
Sitting in front of a computer or gaming console for hours on end can put a lot of stress on the neck, back, shoulders, and wrists. Fundamentally, this could lead to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and lower back pain.
How Chiropractors Can Help Gamers
Chiropractors are trained to address these types of musculoskeletal issues. Fortunately, they can provide a variety of treatments to help alleviate pain and improve posture. They may use manual adjustments, massage, and other techniques to help relieve tension in the muscles and joints.
In addition, chiropractors can also provide advice on how to set up gaming stations in ways that minimize stress. For example, they can help in finding an optimal chair position. Moreover, they can provide advice on how to position the keyboard and mouse, or a controller, at the proper height.
Some esports teams are taking action to address these potential issues. One such example is Ghost Gaming, the Atlanta-based gaming lifestyle and esports organization. Ghost Gaming has a roster of professional esports players and creators across multiple video game titles. Their games include Fortnite, Rocket League, Valorant, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty
Ghost Gaming Partners With Corrective Chiropractic
Ghost Gaming recently announced a partnership with Corrective Chiropractic to provide services for their professional players and collegiate competitors across Georgia. As part of the partnership, Corrective Chiropractic becomes the official chiropractic partner of both Ghost Gaming and the Georgia Esports League (GEL). GEL operates and broadcasts esports competitions between colleges and universities throughout the state of Georgia.
“Gamers sit for an extended period of time”, said Ghost Gaming CEO Todd Harris. “That sitting can result in damage to the body meaning short-term discomfort, or a long-term performance impacting injury. We’re excited to partner with Corrective Chiropractic to provide education and services that help gamers add movement, diagnosis, and custom treatment when necessary so they can enjoy their gaming passion for life.
As video games become more and more popular, it is important for gamers to be aware of the potential negative effects of prolonged gaming. Chiropractors can provide a variety of treatments to help alleviate pain and improve posture. In addition, they can provide advice on how to set up a gaming station in a way that minimizes stress on the body. They can also provide guidance on how to balance gaming with other activities and responsibilities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.