Over the past decade, technology has become the primary way to stay connected to the world. Given the current situation in the world, it has been a huge blessing in keeping everyone in touch. Yet, technology comes with some pretty big burdens too. Spending hours and hours on phones and computers has led to an epidemic of health issues. Some health problems are directly related to posture while others are more indirect and secondary to a sedentary lifestyle.
Spine degeneration and pain are some of the biggest issues people face with poor posture from technology use. Chronic time spent with the spine out of alignment puts strain on the entire body. This ultimately leads to changes in alignment that affect circulation, nerve function, and flexibility.
Technology, Posture, and Our Health
Technology use combined with fatigue and gravity is a recipe for poor posture. This leads to rounded shoulders, an excessive curve in the upper back, a forward head and spinal alignment that is simply not ideal for our health. This hallmark posture is often coined as “tech neck” and can come with some unfortunate side effects. Some are more obvious than other and include:
Chronic neck and upper back pain
Headaches and migraines
Poor circulation leading to diffuse organ dysfunction and generalized symptoms
Poor sleep due to blue light exposure
While these are the more commonplace symptoms and manifestations of poor posture and technology use. There is also a lot going on behind that scenes related to spine alignment and nerve energy that we may not even realize is affecting our quality of life.
Don’t Let Your Technology Control You
Bad posture and too much sitting time can lead to many chronic health issues including heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, depression, and so much more. Plus, long term use of technology leaves most of us feeling exhausted and sore. And it all comes down to one thing: spine alignment.
Addressing spinal alignment is the key to taking control of any health issues related to use of technology. This is why Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a well researched, results-oriented treatment approach is one of the options available. A certified CBP practitioner will provide a mix of manipulation, exercise, education, posture training, and more to holistically address any health issues.
When treatment is focused on restoring spinal alignment caused by “tech neck,” this allows normal and optimized nerve energy to resume. As balance returns to the nervous system, the body can then return to normal uninhibited function. Check out our full list of the elite group of CBP certified practitioners in the country.