How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?
Do you spend hours on your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices, constantly looking down to see what’s on your screen? Do you occasionally get a sore or painful sensation around your neck area?
Then you could be suffering from a text neck.
Text neck describes the neck pain sustained from frequently looking down at your handheld devices for long periods. Generally, the text neck position is head forward, back slumped, and shoulders rounded.
According to recent research, people spend an average of 3.25 hours on their phones per day, which translates to almost 50 days per year. This puts most smartphone users at risk of text neck.
Do You Need Neck Pain Treatment for Text Neck?
Absolutely. The text neck position tightens and compresses the tendons, muscles, and ligaments in the front part of your neck, while lengthening the tendons, muscles, and ligaments behind your neck.
Keep in mind that the average human head weighs about 11 pounds. For every inch the head tilts forward, the weight the neck carries doubles. Over time, the strain adds up, affecting your natural posture.
Some of the common symptoms of text neck include neck muscle spasms, fatigue, headaches, tightness in the shoulders, as well as a shooting pain that runs down the arms.
Ditching your devices may not be an option, especially for individuals who use them for work. There’s a better, more permanent solution for pain caused by text neck – and that’s chiropractic care.
Get Professional Neck Pain Treatment in Tucson, AZ
Text neck causes the misalignment of your cervical spine (vertebrae in the neck) and upper back. Therefore, it’s only right to go to a professional chiropractor in Tucson to correctly align your spine.
Our chiropractors at The Fix Medical have decades of combined experience treating a range of spine-related issues.
Contact our office today at (520) 575-5833 to book an appointment.