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The Phone and the Neck: A Painful New Problem

By Genevieve Cunningham

Phones are such a complicated issue in the world today. We love them; as a society, we really love them. But as it turns out, the convenience of a cell phone comes at a significant price: health. In the past few years, more and more people have been looking for help with pain associated with long-term phone use. And while this may sound like an exaggeration, it’s actually a real problem causing the quality of many people’s lives to suffer. If you’re interested in protecting your health from the dangers of a cell phone, take a look at this quick info guide.

The Problem

Phones have been around for a while now, so why is the problem suddenly so apparent? Perhaps it’s not that phones were healthier before, but rather that our use has increased significantly over the past decade. When cell phones were first introduced, they did little more than make calls. Over time, we gained access to text messaging, games, and even the internet. Now? Phones are a lifeline; we scarcely know how to behave without them. But this means that we spend ample amounts of time with slumped shoulders and a bent neck. The spine stays at an awkward angle for hours on end. This causes pain in the neck and even headaches, but what’s worse is that over time, it also encourages the spine to stay in this slumped position permanently. Because of this constant stooping of the upper body and neck, doctors are seeing a serious increase in people suffering from pain in the neck and head.

The Solution

The best solution for combatting this problem is to limit phone use. Unfortunately, we all know that this will not happen. Too much of our lives are enmeshed in our phones. Since we can’t eliminate the source of the problem, we have to manage it. This is where chiropractors come into the picture. Chiropractors may be able to remove restrictions that build in the vertebrae of the spine. This can encourage a healthier spine and central nervous system, as well as eliminate pain. Chiropractors may also be able to give you tips and ideas for how to safely incorporate technology into your life. Since laptops and devices and phones will likely always be a part of our existence, managing it now is the best way to keep the body healthy, strong, and pain-free.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to help balance the phone addiction with better spinal health, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Our phones are probably a staple in our lives from here on out, but that doesn’t mean that we should just accept pain and poor health. Get a little help moving in a healthier direction beginning with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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