Dr. Paris & Dr. Martinez Discuss Computer Vision Syndrome

Up to 90% of people who work on a computer all day long, complain of some type of visual problem, neck or back pain. Dr. Brian Paris of Advanced Wellness Systems sits down with Dr. Alberto Martinez of Visionary Eye Doctors to share some tips on how to optimize the workspace to protect your eyes, improve posture and create a more efficient and ergonomic environment at work. Here’s what they had to say:

Position Your Computer Near a Window

When you spend all day staring at a computer screen, you tend to blink less frequently. This decreased blink rate often causes the eyes to become dry, leading to redness or discomfort. To avoid dry eyes, look away from your computer screen every 20 minutes. If possible, try to place your computer near a window, as focusing on an object in the distance will help your eyes relax. For those with severe dry eyes, consider investing in a humidifier.

Decrease Eye Strain with the “Palming Technique”

Another way to give your eyes a break is to use a technique called “Palming”, which helps relax the eyes and increase productivity at work. Dr. Martinez shares the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Place your palms over your eyes, blocking out all light.
  3. Take a deep, slow breath through the nose.
  4. Exhale very slowly through the nose.
  5. Repeat the breath 4 times.

With your eyes glued to a screen, your photoreceptors are constantly firing with the stimulus of light. Palming allows these photoreceptors to rest and recover. Dr. Martinez recommends repeating this exercise every 20 minutes for optimal results.

Reduce Glare

Working in a brightly lit room can create excess glare, which cuts down visibility and can lead to eye strain, tiredness, headaches and even migraines. Minimize glare by working in a low-light environment and try to position yourself without a window or bright lights behind you to avoid light reflecting off your computer and into your eyes.

Maintain a Natural Body Position

Avoid overextending the neck by looking too far up or down at your computer. Your head, neck and back should always be straight and in an upright, firm and comfortable position. Not only will good posture prevent pain, but you’ll also find that a healthy body position will encourage more positive thoughts and feelings, promoting overall well being in the workplace.

Position Your Monitor Appropriately

Most people position their monitor horizontally, however this often leads to the user overextending their neck. Instead, angle the computer the way you would a book–slightly low and inclined about 20 inches.

If you suffer from poor posture, give Advanced Wellness Systems a call at 301-710-9777 and schedule an appointment today.

Headaches Go Away: Dr. Paris Demonstrates Tx360® on NewsChannel 8

Migraines and headaches are a debilitating disability affecting more than 37 million people in the United States. While most sufferers attempt to treat their frustrating discomfort with expensive surgery and addictive medication, the doctors at Headaches Go Away have found a better solution. The FDA-approved Tx360® treatment goes beyond masking the pain. It eliminates headaches and migraines for good. On air with Good Morning Washington’s Autria Godfrey, Dr. Brian Paris demonstrates just how this breakthrough medical device works.

For many, migraines and chronic headaches cause victims to experience severe pain, depression, and even anxiety. Dr. Paris describes the discomfort as “an emotional destruction to productivity, daily life, [and] dealing with your children.”

Tx360® treats migraines and headaches by placing a small catheter inside the nasal passage and dripping a mild anesthetic directly onto the Sphenopalatine Ganglion, which is the main source of the pain. The revolutionary treatment is covered by Medicare and most insurance, and provides permanent head pain relief in as little as four weeks.

Watch Dr. Paris on NewsChannel 8 above and visit headachesgoaway.com to learn more about Tx360®.

In the Media: Dr. Paris discusses Debilitating Headaches; WUSA 9

Americans spend nearly $4 billion on over-the-counter medications to merely mask the pain caused by their debilitating headaches and migraines. A new study shows placing an anesthetic directly to the root of pain can offer long-term relief. Dr. Brian Paris of HeadachesGoAway.com demonstrates how a breakthrough medical device and physical therapy can eliminate the pulsating pain for good on WUSA 9.

For some, chronic migraines and headaches are not only painful but life-altering too. Patient Brandon Riedenhower tells WUSA9 the pain was so debilitating, he was willing to try anything. That’s when he turned to Dr. Paris and HeadachesGoAway.com for permanent relief.

The new treatment places a small catheter, called the TX360®, inside the nasal passage and directly onto the Sphenopalatine Ganglion, the source headaches and migraines. TX360® sounds uncomfortable for most people, but it tackles the pain at the source. “Boom, we drip it on and it’s done,” says Dr. Paris.

TX360® can treat cluster headaches, tension headaches and other types of chronic head pain, and is covered by most insurance.

Watch Dr. Paris on WUSA9 above and visit headachesgoaway.com if you’re ready to start your journey toward headache relief.

Everything You Need to Know about Migraines

Migraines top the list of complaints to doctors. The debilitating pain goes beyond the physical. It impacts sufferers’ careers and relationships. Here is everything you need to know about migraines.

Visit HeadachesGoAway.com to start your journey towards relief.

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