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Electronics and Your Spine

By Randi Morse

Unless you live in a cave in the wilds of Canada, there's no denying that the world we live in is filled with electronics. I was recently at a doctor's office and, of the eight other patients there, seven of them were hunched over, staring and swiping at their cell phones. I don't mean to say that the new electronic age we're in is a bad thing: in fact, I tend to be one who celebrates advances in technology. But there are a lot of negative aspects of our new technological world, one of them being the toll that digital equipment takes on your body. It's not uncommon to have backaches, headaches and neck problems simply from utilizing your electronic devices. The good news is that chiropractic care may be the perfect solution to help repair any damage done by modern technology.

Back Health

Back pain is very common for those who utilize technology regularly. If you're not hunched over your computer doing office work you're bending at an odd angle in order to use your cell phone comfortably. One thing that can happen when you're bending for hours at a time is for alignment issues to occur. An experienced chiropractor has a number of ways to help fix back issues that arise from technology use. By properly aligning the spine, your chiropractor is able to help give your body more stability. The more stable the body is, the better able it is to support the rest of your body, giving you an overall sense of well-being.


There are a few different types of headaches that modern technology can help cause, starting with screen glare. It's important to not constantly look at a computer screen. Our eyes and brain are not built for that. This type of headache can be curbed if you limit the amount of time you're looking at a screen, and ensure that you take regular breaks to give your eyes some rest. Another type of headache can happen because of the way we slouch when we use electronic devices. Chiropractors can help to place your spine in the right location, relieving any tension that may have built up and alleviating pain and headaches at the same time.

If you're interested in adding chiropractic care to your life as a way to balance your connection with electronics and your body's needs, The Joint Chiropractic is a great first step. The chiropractors are not only professional and friendly, they are experienced and understand how the electronic world can affect our body, and they also know how to help repair any issues that have been caused by electronic usage.

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

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