OMG: Texting is Damaging Your Spine

Time spent texting on your smartphone is reeking havoc on your posture, and you may not even realize it. According to a recent study and Dr. Brian Paris, Advanced Wellness Systems, that face-forward posture that’s become epidemic from constantly texting, typing and tweeting is bad for your neck and spine.

Our bodies instinctively hunch over when we use our smartphones and computers, but poor posture strains neck and back muscles, and makes joints work harder.

Dr. Paris admits technology has helped our work and personal lives, but we need to implement postural changes and be mindful of the time spent hunched over. It’s important to return back to an open, neutral and balanced posture. Our bodies function better when our head, shoulders, hips and ankles are aligned. If you insist on being hunched over when using devices, limit time spent hunched forward to 10 minutes.

Watch Dr. Paris’ explain the dangers of poor posture above.

Turning Headaches into History

Headaches top the list of complaints to doctors. In the United States, more than 37 million men and women suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Almost 5 million people experience at least one migraine attack per month, while more than 11 million people blame migraines for causing moderate to severe disability.

The debilitating pain goes beyond the physical. It impacts sufferers’ careers and relationships. Ninety-one percent miss work or can’t function normally during an attack. More than 59 percent have missed family or social events, and 70 percent say migraines causes problems in their relationships.

But Dr. Brian Paris of Advanced Wellness Systems says a breakthrough treatment provides new hope of turning headaches into history. Tx360® is a long-term solution designed to free patients from headaches and migraine in four to six weeks without addictive drugs or time-consuming surgery. It’s ideal for those looking to get rid of the pain and frustration of tension, migraines, cluster, and other types of chronic headaches.

The first part of treatment deals with stopping the pain with Tx360®. In the above video, Dr. Brian Paris explains how the FDA-approved device shuts off the pain coming from the sphenopalatine ganglion, the group of nerves that controls head, neck and face pain. “It’s like resetting the fuse for pain,” notes Dr. Paris. Unlike an old-fashioned nerve block, which requires radiation and needles, Tx360® is a small device administered through the nose.

After cutting off the pain, the underlying causes of the patient’s headaches or migraines is identified and treated. This component could include anything from physical therapy to chiropractic adjustments, corrective ergonomic recommendations, diet modifications, or stress management therapy.

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