Technology moves at an astounding rate; it seems as though each month there is a new App, an Update, or a Faster Better Device… However, as we chase the Next, Best, New thing we rarely stop to think about the toll that our bodies are incurring.
What happens to our Eyes when we stare at the screen for too long?
How does all the high definition movement stimulate our Brain?
What type of changes are we going to see in our hands, wrists, and thumbs from typing?
What about our Neck?
I don’t mean to pick on Pokemon, but the current phenomenon illustrates an extremely relevant point. Our constant connection to technology has an effect on our overall health! A 2014 study from the Surgical Technology International Journal found that minor changes to our head and neck posture result in significant forces being imparted on our spine. These findings are so staggering that when forward head posture reaches 60 degrees, it’s as if the head weighs an additional 60 lbs!
Essentially, our technology is becoming a Significant Source of Stress effecting a multitude of normal, natural physiologic functions.
Don’t believe me? The same study concluded that these changes have a DIRECT impact on Serotonin Levels, Testosterone Levels, Energy, and inflammatory substances like Cortisol…. But How?
Stress (using technology) results in changes in Spinal Alignment (Subluxations) which irritate Nerves directly impacting the way our body Functions. The longer interference is present, the greater the effect. This may manifest as an illness, ache, pain, degenerative process, low lab level, or in many other ways.
Chiropractors understand this relationship and adjust the spine to maintain proper posture and alignment, keep the nervous system free of interference, and allow your body to function as it was intended to. In our technology-dominant culture it has become increasingly important that every individual be checked for Spinal Subluxations BEFORE an unpleasant symptom grabs our attention.
After all, it is much easier to keep the wheel balanced, then it is to bend and mold it back into alignment….
Chiropractic Care in Brick, New Jersey
Dr. Tyler C. White specializes in Traditional Chiropractic and various low force approaches to
analyze and address areas of altered physiologic tone within the body. This innovative approach
is founded on an intimate understanding of the Neuro-Spinal system so it may be addressed
from a state of peace and ease allowing the adjustment to be fully integrated throughout the
entirety of the system. Adjustments are delivered with speed, ease, specificity, and precision
fully considering past traumas, injuries, stress, and biomechanical patterns. Message Hands On
Health Chiropractic to schedule your appointment or call 732-710-7403.