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Computer Pain: Prevention and Relief With These Tips

By Genevieve Cunningham

Computers and technology aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and honestly, most of us are really glad about that. Computers make life easier. And they certainly bring tons of entertainment into our lives. But if we're being honest, we can also admit that computers bring some disadvantages to our lives as well. Eye strain, dependence, and most commonly, pain. Luckily, it's possible to enjoy computer use without letting these disadvantages take over. If you're interested in limiting the side effects, especially pain, take a look at these tips to move you in the right direction. 

Common Computer Related Pains

  • Back Pain - If you've ever been stuck at a computer for any length of time, you already know that back pain is a problem. It gets stiff, and after a while, it gets hard to move. If you have back pain and spend a lot of time online, you can be sure that technology is a contributing factor.

  • Neck Pain - Perhaps even more prevalent than back pain is neck discomfort. In fact, neck pain is such a common technology side effect, it gets its own nickname: tech neck. If you've been feeling sore in the neck, check your technology habits to see if there may be a problem. 

  • Joint Stiffness - Whether it's the fingers, wrists, knees, or hips, joint pain is a common problem associated with excessive technology use. Unfortunately, this little side effect is often overlooked, and we delay getting treatment because of its frequent appearance in our lives. 

Effective Treatments

  • Limits - One of the best things you can do for any of the problems associated with technology is to simply set limits. Use the computer or other device when necessary, but make sure you're taking plenty of breaks and alternating your use with regular movement.

  • Exercise - Exercise can't completely counteract technology use, but it can make a big dent. Exercise strengthens the muscles, works out the joints and ligaments, and keeps your body healthier. If you're often stuck online, make sure exercise is happening every single day.

  • Chiropractic Care - Chiropractic care is a great way to defeat the aches and pains that come with technology use. Chiropractors use a gentle procedure to remove joint restrictions, ease tension, reduce pain, and restore basic function to your body. And along with fighting the effects of technology, it can also bring other benefits into your life. If you're spending a lot of time on the computer, try adding chiropractic care to ease the side effects and boost your health too. 

If you're ready to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the extra hassle. Computer use can be hard on the body, but chiropractic care can really help. Get headed toward better health and pain relief today beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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