Suffering from text neck?! Soreness and stiffness in the upper back and neck are familiar feelings for many Americans. Maybe you work too many hours hunched over a laptop? Possibly you spend a lot of time on your phone? The fact is, technology often involves looking down for sustained periods of time. It’s a practice that’s common but harmful. The condition it creates – called “text neck” – is actually a serious problem that can result in long-term health setbacks.
Text neck is a condition that chiropractors are already familiar with and one that’s becoming a growing commonality among patients. The experts at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA are helping patients recognize their condition and combat it each and every day. We’re ready to use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to show you just how damaging it can be to spend your days looking down.
How text neck is affecting your body
The symptoms of text neck result from the strain placed on the neck from hunching over or looking down for long periods. This is bad posture that affects the alignment of the spine, especially the cervical spine (neck). But the problem goes even beyond just your cervical spine. While a common complaint is severe, acute pain in the neck and upper back, shooting pain down the arms and legs is also common due to nerve irritation related to text neck.
Chiropractic treats these symptoms through realigning the vertebrae. Resetting the spine is essential to rehabilitation because of the pivotal role the spine plays in the central nervous system. Through regular appointments with a chiropractor, patients may quickly feel relief from the numbness, muscle spasms, and pain associated with text neck. It comes with having nerve pathways reopened as vertebrae are realigned.
Combating the issue each day
Text neck is also referred to as “chronic forward head posture,” meaning that you’re constantly overworking specific muscle groups. If you leave the chiropractor’s office and spend several hours in a row looking down at your phone, all those symptoms will return. It’s just common sense!
Instead of getting adjusted and returning to your poor habits, be mindful of how you might work to correct your condition. Your chiropractor will likely offer tips and training for better posture and healthier habits to ensure the pain stays away. From holding your neck at a proper angle to taking frequent breaks, your chiropractor has a full set of tools for combating text neck. This also includes strengthening the core muscles, which is key to maintain strong posture.
The modern world is demanding on our bodies in surprising ways. But with the help of natural, holistic chiropractic treatment you can support your overall health.
Get a chiropractic assessment of text neck
Text neck is widespread in today’s digital age, but its effect on your spine and overall wellness is unique. It’s best to consult with a chiropractor for an assessment before you start looking critically at your posture and habits.
The seasoned team at Stability Health Center has seen numerous cases of text neck throughout the Seattle, WA area. Using Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to assess the state of your condition, we can help you overcome it and help you develop better postural habits for healthier living. Visit us for a free consultation today!
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.