Text Neck: Chiropractic Can Help
Tech Neck Getting to You?
Too frequently now, we see people with neck and upper back pain associated with poor posture from using hand held technologies.
Not surprisingly, this poor posture can be seen from a very young age, as even primary school children are using tablets and IPADS in the classrooms.
What is Text Neck?
Text Neck is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward position for extended periods of time.
When holding your head in this position, excessive amounts of tension are created in the deep muscles of your neck and across the shoulders causing both acute and chronic neck pain.
Learning how to identify fatigue when using you smartphone is vital in preventing muscle spasms in the neck.
Remember raising the smartphone to your eye level rather than resting it in your lap, will prevent a lot of neck issues.
Signs and Symptoms of Text Neck
- Instant upper back or neck pain when using a handheld device.
- Nagging or sharp pain in the neck or shoulders at the end of the day.
- General shoulder pain and tightness.
- Intermittent or constant headache made worse when looking down or using the computer.
Chiropractic Can Help!
Dr Margaret Tay (Chiropractor) works with patients everyday helping to correct their posture.
Detailed information about posture is obtained with a thorough history, a digital posture exam using PostureScreen, Spinal X-rays (where clinically indicated) and a complete Chiropractic static and motion assessment.
A process of rehabilitation is then established, including Chiropractic treatment, both in-office and home based spinal traction a exercises to strengthen weakened muscles.
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