How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?
Nowadays, everywhere you turn you see someone scrolling through their cell phone, checking out their tablet, or tapping away on their laptop. The surge in modern technology usage has culminated in a newer neck ailment known as text neck. When a person spends hours on their phone or laptop, they generally sit hunched over, with their head bent down. Sitting in this position for so long can make a person develop text neck, causing pain in their neck and spine. But you don’t have to live with the pain; in fact, many people have found chiropractic treatment to help with text neck.
Why Should You See A Chiropractor About Text Neck?
What may seem like an annoyance could actually turn into a major problem. If left untreated, text neck can develop into something more serious. Your head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds, and when you tilt it forward for a long period of time, you put a lot of pressure on your neck and spine. The issues that have been associated with text neck include:
- Stiff neck
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Reversal of the spine’s natural curve
Text neck can even affect your central nervous system, leading to tingling or pain in your arms and legs, as well as headaches and other discomfort.
Getting help from a chiropractor can help you avoid letting your text neck get to this point. A chiropractor will work with you to ease your pain and teach you stretches you can do at home. Chiropractic care may also help you avoid reversing your spinal curvature.
What You Can Do To Avoid Text Neck
Being mindful of your posture is an important step to avoiding text neck. Keep your head up and your spine as straight as possible to avoid the pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders. When working on your laptop or tablet, sit at a desk or use an adjustable lap desk so you don’t have bend forward.
If you’re experiencing pain that you think could be text neck, don’t hold off until it’s too late: contact Chiropractic USA today to set up a consultation. We can examine your neck and spine and perform some tests to determine how we can help you feel your best. Call us at (408) 244-7677 or contact us online.