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Your Phone and Your Back: How to Be Pain-Free

By Genevieve Cunningham

We live in a world with phones literally everywhere. There used to be a time when we could go to the store or to work and not be bothered by constant calls or text messages, but those days are long gone. In today's world, constant communication is not only common but expected. While this brings a lot of advantages into our everyday lives, it also brings some disadvantages. And one of the most prominent disadvantages is pain. Back pain, neck pain -- these are incredibly common complaints of excessive phone use. So what can we do? If you need help finding the balance between your love for technology and your health, take a look at these tips for a pain-free, technology-loving life. 

Let's Talk About Restraint

Phones are so incredibly prevalent. It's unusual to find a person who doesn't have a phone. It's even unusual to find a person who doesn't have their phone in their hands (or in their face!) most of the time. But practicing a little restraint can go a long way. If we learn to keep our phone use to a minimum, we can reduce the pain on our neck and back. Is it easy? Absolutely not. We're definitely addicted to our technology. But if you're looking for pain relief, practicing some restraint with your phone use is a good start. 

Pay Attention to Your Posture

Most of us don't have perfect posture. In fact, we don't even have good posture. When we combine this poor posture with excessive phone use, we're creating a recipe for disaster -- and pain. If you're using your phone or other electronic device, pay special attention to your posture. Try not to slouch or bend your neck too far forward for too long. Improving your posture will help retrain your muscles, minimize pain, strengthen your body, and make your technology using experience much better. 

You Should See the Chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor is a great start to eliminating the pain caused by excessive phone use. They'll use a gentle procedure to remove joint restrictions, reduce tension, and minimize pain. It's gentle and noninvasive, and best of all, it's effective. Along with providing a treatment plan, they can also give you advice for responsible and pain-free technology use. Chiropractic care is good for the body as a whole -- for sleep, pain relief, energy, and much more. Pain relief and a boost in health? Chiropractic care is the right choice.

If you're ready to try chiropractic care in your life, 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 quality care you need as soon as today. Chiropractic care is a great way to help you balance technology -- and the chiropractor might offer some helpful tips too! Get some relief, some advice, and a boost in health with a quick trip to The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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