While injuries and traumas can bring about misalignments, so can everyday things like sitting at a computer, staring at a phone, or watching television. Anything that changes the shape or curve of your spine for an extended period of time is called a repetitive trauma, and over time, it can have the same effect as a severe car accident or another injury. If your spine is in misalignment for a long period of time, you will experience poor spinal health and your spine can enter into the various phases of spinal degeneration. This can result in more severe neurological miscommunications and related health problems. The sooner you begin chiropractic care and improve your spinal health, the better off you will be both short- and long-term.