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Your Phone or Your Life: You Don't Have to Choose!

By Genevieve Cunningham

Phones are everywhere. Once upon a time, talking on the phone meant you were stuck indoors and literally attached to the wall. In today's world? We can talk, text, browse the internet, make purchases, use a calculator, listen to music, and do a wealth of other tasks from a device that fits in our pocket. Unfortunately, this constant access is making us lazy and it's ruining our health! But does it have to be one or the other? Or is it possible to use your favorite technological device without sacrificing your health? If you want to enjoy the modern world and good health for years to come, take a look at these tips. 

Dangers of Phone and Technology Use

When we constantly use technology, we put our bodies in a tough position. We bend our necks. We slouch. We create tension in the spine. Over time, our bodies respond in a negative fashion. We start to hurt. We start to ache. We start to have a hard time shaking out the tension. Medical professionals are even beginning to see a permanent change -- a curvature of the spine that is caused by this constant bad posture. If this posture and constant use of technology isn't corrected, an entire generation is headed toward poor spinal health and a world of pain.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Luckily, chiropractors may be able to help you balance your health with your love for technology. How? By keeping the spine healthy. The professional hands of a chiropractor can gently manipulate the body, remove joint restrictions, and help boost the alignment and function of your spine. Making this a regular habit can significantly reduce pain and improve flexibility. And it may bring other benefits as well -- a stronger immune system, better sleep, more focus, and many others. While it can't completely undo all damage or completely balance out your technology time, it's certainly a step in the right direction to help you find the best health and comfort.

Other Options for Balance

Along with getting regular chiropractic care, there are some other steps that you can take to improve your health and relationship with technology. The most obvious (and probably most difficult) is to simply limit your time on a screen. Set a timer. Schedule it into your day. Do whatever you need to do in order to get off the screen. Besides minimizing your time, you can also work to improve your posture while on a screen and take frequent breaks to work out any soreness or stiffness that may develop.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in 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 any extra stress or hassle. Phones have taken over our existence, but with the right tools, you can keep your health and life in balance. Get a boost in health and a little relief from technology related pain beginning with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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