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Texting and the Spine: How to Protect Your Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Phones. We’re all addicted to them. It’s rare to sit in a waiting room or public place in today’s world without everyone’s face bent over a screen. While this brings some benefit to our lives -- instant information, readily available distraction, quick communication -- it also brings some negatives, most notably back and neck pain. If you love your phone but hate the pain, check out why the pain occurs and what you can do about it.

The Reason for the Discomfort

Just think about the horrible posture that we all hold while using almost any sort of technological device. It’s awful! We sit slumped over, shoulders rounded, necks bent. And we do this for hours on end. Since our bodies were never meant to be held in this position, it causes a great deal of stress on the spine, thus leading to ongoing pain.

Effective Solutions

  • Get some exercise - This won’t completely negate all of the pain, but it can help to keep the body as active and engaged as possible when not using a device.

  • Limit screen time - No one wants to hear this, but it will work. As hard as it is to do, limiting screen time eliminates the initial source of the pain, thus reducing the amount of time the spine is taxed. This may take some self-determination, but once that addiction is broken, many find it preferable anyway.

  • Chiropractic care - Perhaps the most effective and long-lasting solution is to get regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors can reduce restrictions in the spine, which are caused by the excessive screen time, thus enhancing overall health of the spine and reducing overall pain. With ongoing care, it may be possible to enjoy the phone addiction with fewer of the negative side effects.

If you’re ready to try chiropractic care to enhance the health of your back, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. A little care can go a long way. And in today’s world, a little care can help negate the effects of technology and keep the body healthier than ever. Get your body moving in the right direction and feel better than ever starting with a quick trip to The Joint Chiropractic as soon as today.

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

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