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Poor Phone Habits

If you talk on the phone all day at the office, you may be in the habit of cradling the receiver between the neck and shoulder. If so, you may be giving new meaning to "pain-in-the-neck" phone calls. This improper positioning of the telephone receiver exerts extra stress on the neck. Over a prolonged period of time, this can cause the cervical discs to put extra pressure on nerves. The result can be pain and numbness in the neck and shoulder area. The first step in correcting this condition involves a change to a phone with a neck cradle, speakerphone, or hands-free headset. Then, the chiropractor can set about correcting misaligned vertebrae (subluxation) of the cervical spine.

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