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Poor Telephone Posture Causes Problems

An estimated four million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, most of which are caused by neck problems.

An estimated four million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, most of which are caused by neck problems.

Your position when holding the telephone receiver can cause problems in the neck area which lead to headaches, neck tension, pain and stiffness.

One major contributor to displaced vertebrae in the neck is the telephone.

Most people do not realize that awkward positioning, such as cradling the phone on the shoulder and bending the neck to fit the ear to the receiver, can throw the upper region of the spine (neck) out of balance. Pain can result as vertebrae become misaligned or locked, leading to abnormal muscle contraction and irritation of the nerves in the spine.

Headaches, another symptom of such a misalignment, are another way the body signals that something is wrong. Headaches sufferers spend almost $2 billion a year on over-the-counter pain remedies that do not correct the problem. Painkillers only cover up symptoms that may become more serious. The cause of the headaches remains.

One proper posture to avoid pain from vertebral misalignment when using a telephone is to sit up straight, keep your head level and switch hands from time to time to equalize tension.   Another is   always holding the telephone with one of your hands and never cradle it between the neck and shoulder. Chiropractic   care can dramatically   reduce headache pain because it corrects nervous system dysfunction that causes headaches.  If your work requires repetitive actions that strain the neck and back,   seek   regular   chiropractic   adjustments   to restore proper nervous system function.  Feeling good can become an everyday occurrence with regular chiropractic care.

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