Can Excessive Screen Exposure Affect Vertigo Relief Efforts?

September 3, 2023

Are you someone who has been coming in for Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments, diligently attending your sessions in pursuit of improved well-being and long-lasting vertigo relief? You are a believer and are fully aware that you feel better immediately after getting out of the chiropractic office. But what can be the reason why after a couple of weeks, even before your next adjustment schedule, your symptoms are slowly creeping back in? 

You've been taking care of yourself well, avoiding triggers you are aware of, but the symptoms keep coming back. What can go wrong? Why are you not holding your adjustments longer? Is your balance and alignment off again? 

In today's digital age, where gadgets and screens have become integral parts of our daily lives, excessive use and overexposure have become commonplace. However, have you ever considered how this screen time might impact your Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments for your vertigo relief? Have you ever considered that your excessive screen time might be the culprit to you not holding your adjustments longer than you should? Let's look into it further.

How Can Excessive Screen Time Affect Your Neck Alignment?

Anything in excess can affect you, and that involves your screen time. Whether you use your smartphones, e-readers, tablets, computers, or even TV or gaming consoles, it can affect you, including the lasting efficacy of your Upper Cervical adjustments. It can have other consequences beyond eye strain and digital fatigue. 

Prolonged hours hunched over devices can place significant stress on your neck area, potentially causing your upper cervical spine to shift out of alignment again, especially if you do this too many times a day. When the misalignment persists, your symptoms, including vertigo, may disrupt your life again. It's crucial to recognize how screen time can affect your neck's delicate balance, take proactive steps to prevent its effects and support your Upper Cervical Chiropractic care better. 

How Do You Regulate Screen Time To Ensure Lasting Vertigo Relief?

This may be crucial for achieving lasting relief from vertigo symptoms and optimizing the effectiveness of Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments. Also, less screen time may lead to more personal time spent with your loved ones or other hobbies, positively impacting your overall well-being. 

Here are some essential tips to help you establish a healthy balance and minimize the result of excessive gadget usage:

  1. Set screen time limits

Establish specific time frames for screen use and stick to them. Consider using smartphone apps or built-in features that track and limit your screen time, helping you stay accountable and reduce prolonged exposure.

  1. Practice proper posture

Maintaining a good posture while using screens can significantly contribute to holding your Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments better. Sit straight, keep your shoulders relaxed, and ensure your head is aligned with your spine. Avoid slouching or craning your neck forward, as this can strain the neck area and disrupt the alignment.

  1. Take regular breaks

Frequent breaks from screen time allow your eyes and neck muscles to rest and recover. Follow the 20-20-20 rule wherein you look away from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. This simple practice helps reduce eye strain and promotes better overall well-being.

  1. Create a screen-free wind-down routine

Before bedtime, establish a screen-free wind-down routine to give your eyes and mind a break. Engage in relaxing activities such as meditating or enjoying gentle stretching exercises. This allows your eyes to rest and prevents potential vertigo triggers caused by eye strain.

Make Sure to Address Another Vertigo Trigger: Atlas Bone Misalignment

By understanding this connection and exploring strategies to strike a healthy compromise, you can enhance the long-term outcomes of your adjustments and optimize your well-being. But if your vertigo persists, or you notice other symptoms bothering you, bring it up on your next visit to your Upper Cervical Chiropractor. Surely, your Upper Cervical doctor can help you figure out how to move forward and to identify other factors that will impact your current vertigo relief efforts.

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