Text neck is a common ailment caused by excessive use of portable digital devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, PDAs, or other devices. Most people hunch over their devices when using them on the go. Over time, this poor posture can put a strain on your neck and shoulder muscles, causing text neck pain. At Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Birmingham, we can help with text neck pain. The following questions can help you learn more about this condition.
If you spend a lot of time hunched over your portable digital devices and you are re-experiencing neck pain and discomfort, there is a good chance that your symptoms are due to text neck. Poor posture will put a strain on your neck muscles, causing stiffness, and pain.
How Can I Avoid “Text Neck”?
You can avoid this condition by changing your habits when using your phone, tablet, or other devices. Stand up straight when texting or using your tablet and take frequent breaks from your devices or limit their use altogether. Stand or walk around during your breaks. Stretch your neck, back, and shoulders to alleviate soreness and get blood flowing through these areas.
Does “Text Neck” Pose Long-Term Risks To My Health?
Although text neck symptoms are generally temporary, the cumulative stress on your back or neck due to poor posture could increase your risk of chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. Good posture and office ergonomics can help improve spinal health.
How Can A Birmingham Chiropractor Help My “Text Neck”?
Our chiropractor will use chiropractic adjustments to your neck and back can help alleviate muscle tension and reduce inflammation and pain. Through adjustments, we can also help restore your range of motion. We will teach you exercises you can do at home or at the office to strengthen neck muscles to prevent future strain. We can also offer tips on how to improve your posture and ergonomics to avoid muscle strain and neck pain.
See Your Birmingham Chiropractor for “Text Neck” Pain
To alleviate pain and discomfort of text neck or any other musculoskeletal problem, contact Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Birmingham at 205-623-5782.