Technology Can Be a Pain in the Neck!
By Donna Stark
We all love the conveniences that technology has brought to our lives but sometimes that same technology can be a huge pain in the neck. And I'm talking literally! Neck and back pain is a common complaint that chiropractors hear on a daily basis and one of the biggest sources of these pains are those tiny devices we hold in our hands. That's right. All of those electronic devices you use to make your calls, leave messages, check the weather, retrieve emails, get directions, watch videos, and play games have been slowly, but surely, damaging your body, and unfortunately, you may not even realize it is happening.
A Pain in the Neck
If you spend the majority of your day looking down at your devices, you could be increasing your risk of pain and serious complications down the road. That's because the forward and downward head position can place excess pressure and strain on the spine. Take a look at a few of those complications here.
- Nerve compression
- Herniated discs
- Poor posture
- Loss of feeling or strength in your hands
Symptoms of Tech Neck
So, how do you know whether you have been looking down at all of your devices too much? Are there any early warning signs? You bet there are. Here are some of the red flags you need to look for.
- Neck, shoulder, or upper back pain
- Muscle soreness, tenderness, and spasms
- Pain at the end of the day
Chiropractic Care can Help
The best way to reduce your risk of problems associated with tech neck is to avoid looking down at your devices, but since we all know how hard that is to do, the next best thing is to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic regularly. The adjustments that your chiropractor provides will place your body back into proper alignment and help relieve the pressure on both your spine and neck. Chiropractic care can also help ease nerve irritation, relieve muscle tension, and alleviate headache pain. On top of that, your local chiropractor can offer tons of advice on how to stretch and exercise properly, and on how to restore and maintain optimal spinal health.
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic always use a safe and all-natural approach to pain reduction so you don't have to worry about any side effects or additional risks that oftentimes come with prescription medications and invasive procedures. So what are you waiting for? Don't let technology be a pain in your neck. Beat it at its own game and come on in to The Joint Chiropractic today!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Sacramento, Calif.