Why is Chiropractic the Best Text Neck Pain Treatment?
Text neck is a severe problem and it’s not isolated to social media-addicted teenagers.
If you spend time tilting your head downwards to look at a book, workstation, or laptop screen, you’re at risk for warping the natural shape of your spine. One study found 35% of people with a smartphone suffer from text neck.
Fortunately, with natural neck pain treatment and proper precautions, you can recover from and prevent text neck from returning. Here’s how.
What Causes Text Neck and How Can You Prevent It?
Your spine is extremely delicate and your head weighs about 12 pounds. That may not sound like much but your spine relies on proper posture to distribute the weight of your head.
When you tilt your head down to look at a phone, book, or desk, that multiples the amount of pressure on your spine – up to 60 pounds of pressure studies say.
Over time, the added weight forces the vertebrae in your cervical spine (neck) to shift as it overcompensates. Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments readjust as well.
With text neck, you may notice:
- Neck pain or stiffness
- Upper back tension or pain
- Shoulder tension or pain
You can prevent text neck in the first place by practicing proper posture, especially while using your phone or sitting at a desk. Tips include:
- Holding your phone or book at eye level
- Situating your monitor at eye level
- Adjusting your desk and chair to the right height
- Visiting a chiropractic doctor for x-rays and treatment
Comprehensive Neck Pain Treatment in Citrus Ridge, FL
Dr. Williams of Preferred Family Chiropractic in Citrus Ridge has helped countless patients recover from neck pain. His treatment plans focus on reducing pain, providing support for muscles, and finally, strengthening the spine to prevent re-injury.
On your first visit, Dr. Williams will ask questions about your symptoms, medical history, and daily activities. He’ll also order x-rays to understand the extent of your injury. From there, you and Dr. Williams will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan using chiropractic and physiotherapy to recover from text neck and support long-term recovery.
Text neck won’t go away on its own – it requires prompt treatment. Schedule an appointment at Preferred Family Chiropractic by calling 352-536-1300.