Text neck is a condition that causes pain in the upper back and neck due to texting. The epidemic of text neck is on the rise because so many people, especially children, use mobile phones, laptops, and video games.
This condition is characterised by many symptoms, including neck and back discomfort, shoulder tightness, stiffness, and headaches.
Text Neck is a chronic injury to the spine that causes postural abnormalities such as forward head carriage and rounded shoulders. It may put you at risk for disc problems, neuropathic pain, and nerve problems.
Text neck is a significant issue, but it can be easily addressed by starting with a chiropractic consultation.
This article discusses what symptoms of text neck are, how chiropractic may help with text neck and preventive measures for text neck.
Symptoms of Text Neck
Text neck comes with several symptoms.
- Upper back pain can range from a burning pain to severe muscular spasms in the upper back.
- Shoulder stiffness and soreness could lead to a severe shoulder muscle spasm.
- Some patients have complained of shoulder pain or tightness, while others have reported shooting pains down their arms.
- Text neck may lead to chronic difficulties, such as the early onset of arthritis.
- When the condition worsens, severe muscle spasms and nagging pains are common.
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Preventing Measures for Text Neck
Keep Good Posture
Keep Devices at Eye Level
Sit in a Chair With a Headrest
Set Time Limits and Reminders
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Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck
If you’re suffering from any of the musculoskeletal symptoms listed above, you should contact your New You Chiropractic to see how we may be able to help.
There is a lot of talk about wellness and preventative care in health care nowadays. Chiropractic is one of the largest natural health therapies in the world.
Many problems may be avoided by having your neck and back assessed and diagnosed by a chiropractor firstly. Then the best course of action can be taken to manage the musculoskeletal symptoms of text neck.
We know that text neck is a serious problem nowadays, but we can prevent it by a few of the standard practices discussed above, the first being a consultation with your New You Chiropractor for a thorough assessment and examination.
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