23 Nov Neck Pain from Texting too much?
Walking the streets, riding the bus or the train, in office or at home, everyone everywhere is busy texting or tapping away on their smartphones. While these hand-held devices certainly seem important, an increasing number of people are now experiencing their negative impact on the human body.
In fact, the condition resulting from looking down at a smartphone for texting and other purposes and the strain it puts on the user’s neck, is now referred to as the ‘Text Neck.’
As the head tilts forward, the force on the neck increases. The more the tilt, the more the pressure. Over a long period of time, this can have severe negative effects on your upper spine, shoulders and arms.
Fortunately, a skilled chiropractor can help you obtain pain relief as well as prevent future injury with spine adjustments and other non-invasive techniques. For neck pain, chiropractic neck adjustments, also known as cervical manipulation, can help to loosen up the joints of the cervical vertebrae in the neck. This can reduce pain caused due to pinched nerves and muscle spasms. To achieve this, a chiropractor would gently twist the neck so that the vertebrae snap back into alignment.
If your phone is literally becoming a pain in the neck, don’t wait till it becomes severe. Seek an experienced chiropractor who can help you overcome the effects of a text neck, adopt a healthy posture and lifestyle, so that you can lead a pain-free life.