How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?
If you haven’t already heard the health industry’s latest buzzword – text neck – where have you been all this time?
Deemed the next muscle-related epidemic, text neck is an increasingly common complaint, particularly among those who regularly use handheld devices, laptops, and so on.
In a recent study, Dr. Hansrai revealed just how much pressure we’re placing on our spines by using the latest technologies. In tilting our heads forward, the weight of our head increases dramatically, which puts us at risk of developing aches and pains within our necks and/or backs.
For example, when in a neutral position our heads weigh around 10-12lb, but if we tilt them to a 60-degree angle, they can weigh a whopping 60lb.
Are You Suffering from Text Neck?
There are a number of symptoms relating to text neck, including tenderness in your neck or dull, aching pain. However, if text neck is left untreated or is particularly severe, you may also develop painful spasms or a harsh pain in your upper back.
Other people may display symptoms such as tight or painful sensation in the shoulders, or perhaps even neurological symptoms. The latter occurs if a nerve is pinched, with the pain extending from the top of the arm down towards the hand.
What Does Chiropractic Treatment Involve?
A chiropractor in Watkinsville will be able to help alleviate many of the above symptoms if you think you’re suffering from text neck. Equally, if you’re concerned you’re suffering from the onset of text neck, you should seek their advice as soon as possible.
During a chiropractic session, you’ll be shown how to improve your posture and prevent your head from tilting forward so frequently. You’ll be given exercises and posture-related techniques to do at home, including keeping your head in a neutral position, holding your back straight, and making sure your shoulders are rolled back.
Your chiropractor will also put together a tailored treatment program that often involves the use of manual adjustments and massage therapy. This, together with your exercises, will help treat the discomfort you’re experiencing as a result of text neck. Over time, these symptoms should disappear completely.
If you think you’ve developed text neck and want some expert advice, get in touch with the team at Eastside Chiropractic today. We offer in-depth consultations that help get to the bottom of your condition, developing the most effective treatment plan for you.