Smartphones causing nervous system interference!

 

So, how does your phone affect your nervous system?

As we spend May focusing on posture – since it’s International Posture Awareness Month – it’s important to remember that small problems now will become bigger ones down the road. “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Kyphosis is a normal posture, hyperkyphosis is not!  It is an increased forward curve in your mid-back.  One cause for this condition is “Text Neck.” (chronic forward bending of the head while using electronics) Think about how most of us sit and text on the phone. Or click on Facebook. Or scroll through music … Your phone is below you, and you’re flexing the neck and all those muscles into an awkward position.

Gravity Never Quits!

Think of your head as a gallon of milk from the store. The further out you try to hold it, the heavier it appears – even though it is a gallon in every position.  As you bend forward to look at your phone, you’re making your head “heavier.” Think of the milk jug.  You’re putting more strain on the muscles and bones that are tasked with keeping your head in place. You’re causing yourself unnecessary pain and discomfort, not to mention negatively impacting your ability to breathe. Those things, over time, can actually lead to increased mortality, as the blurb above tells us from a Neurosurgeon’s medical journal article.

With over 30 years of experience, Adler Family Chiropractic has the experience to correct, and teach you how to prevent, these problems. Call today!
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