The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Text Neck

Written By Chapman Health Group on October 18, 2017

Text neck is one of the latest terms to be heard in the health industry. 

It’s a new buzzword that’s arisen due to our extensive use of technology – handheld devices, in particular. 

Experts warn that text neck is becoming increasingly common, so much so that it’s likely to become an “epidemic.”

How?

According to studies conducted by Dr. Kenneth Hansrai, text neck is caused by the pressure we place on our spines as we tilt our heads to look at various devices. 

On average, our heads weigh 10-12lb, but as we tilt them forward they become increasingly heavy. At 15 degrees, they weigh 27lb; at 60 degrees, they weigh 60lb.

Therefore, it’s not hard to see why many of us are now complaining of pains in our necks and/or backs, with some suffering ongoing issues. 

The Symptoms of Text Neck

The most common symptoms of this condition include soreness and neck pain. But as text neck worsens, you may start to have severe muscle spasms in your upper back or a nagging, harsh pain.

Symptoms may include tightness or pain in the shoulders, pinched nerve, or pain that goes from the top of your arm down your hand. 

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should seek the advice of your chiropractor in Leesburg straight away. This is particularly important if you know you’re spending a lot of time looking downward at handheld devices including mobile phones and laptops. 

A specialist chiropractor can advise how you can refrain from tilting your neck so frequently, providing general tips on the ways your overall posture can be improved too. At home, you’ll need to work at making sure you keep your back straight, your shoulders rolled back, and your spine in a neutral position, especially when using technology. 

Furthermore, your chiropractor will provide you with an in-depth treatment plan that incorporates massage therapy and manual adjustments. By attending these visits with your chiropractor and practicing the exercises at home, these uncomfortable symptoms of text neck should disappear quite quickly. 

Do you think you have text neck? Want some expert advice on the treatments available? Then get in touch with our dedicated team at the Chapman Health Group today by calling 352-728-6886.


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