How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck Pain?
Text neck, or neck pain, caused from repeatedly looking down at a phone or other screen for too long, is on the rise, causing more young people to seek neck pain treatment.
Though there are a range of ways to treat neck pain symptoms, chiropractic care helps you prevent them.
What Causes Text Neck Pain?
Studies show about 1 in 3 people experience neck pain every year.
The concern with text neck is that pain will begin to develop at a younger age, and could potentially cause serious damage to the spine.
Think about how many people you encounter on a daily basis using their smartphones, or staring at their computers or tablets.
According to studies, 95% of adults living in the U.S. own a cell phone.
Texting or using any hand held device or screen causes people to spend prolonged periods of time throughout their day looking down. Since the average human head weighs about 10 lbs, when tilted forward, the gravitational pull increases, which applies pressure on your neck with greater force.
Added pressure can strain neck and back muscles, causing a range of symptoms like:
- Neck pain and soreness
- Upper back pain and muscle spasms
- Shoulder pain, tightness and spasms
Long term text neck pain could even result in a pinched cervical nerve or disc herniation.
Neck Pain Treatment
We all know that no one will completely stop texting, even if they experience pain.
That is why when fighting the effects of text neck, prevention is key.
If you don’t notice frequent pain, it is important to be mindful of your posture to prevent discomfort in the future.
Here are a few other ways to avoid text neck:
- Hold and adjust all of your screens to meet your eye level
- Take frequent breaks and step away from your screens throughout the day
- Target your core muscles to prevent overworking your neck and shoulders
- Find the right seat to support your posture
Seek Chiropractic Treatment for Your Text Neck Pain
You can consistently work on your posture and maintain a healthy spine by visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors have the ability to identify and correct neck problems, as opposed to only treating the symptoms.
Salud Chiropractic provides a safe, natural approach to neck pain treatment. They take it step-by-step to identify the cause, teach proper postural habits, utilize manual therapy options and adjust the spine in a gentle and non-invasive way.
Don’t delay treatment, even if your pain feels temporary.
Schedule an appointment with the Salud Chiropractic doctors at Rohnert Park to improve your overall wellness and prevent neck pain.