The proliferation of mobile technology is causing many people to spend hours per day stooped over to view cell phone screens. While it might seem innocent enough, that tilted-forward position of the head puts a lot of strain on the lower neck, leading to the onset of painful text neck. Neck pain due to text neck is often seen among our patients at Quinn Chiropractic Center in Arroyo Grande, and we have effective treatments to help.
How Text Neck Happens
While in a natural position with your head held straight up and fully supported, there is virtually no pressure on the neck. As you tilt the head forward, you increase the strain on the lower neck by a large degree the further you go. When you have your head tilted at about a 45-degree angle to view text messages or play mobile games, your head puts about 60 pounds of pressure on your lower neck.
The increased pressure adds up to increased pain and lasting effects, including muscle strain and spinal disc pressure that add up to a lot of neck pain. If you continue, the strain could lead to sore and swollen spinal discs, neck muscles, and connective tissues, contributing to truly debilitating pain and a drastic reduction in the quality of your life.
Common Chiropractic Treatments
Your chiropractor can perform a wide range of soothing treatments, including massage, trigger point therapy, electro-stimulation, and acupuncture that can help to relieve the strain and pain on your neck. Non-invasive therapies that help to soothe sort spinal discs, muscles, and connective tissues greatly help in alleviating the neck pain from text neck. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you have a text neck. Recommended chiropractic treatments will vary depending on the root cause and severity of your condition.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Arroyo Grande for Neck Pain Relief
The best way to deal with text neck and the related neck pain that it causes is a very simple one: Hold your phone level to your eyes so that you can read and write a message without tilting your head forward. However, this is not always enough to undo the damage that has already occurred. If you are looking for text neck treatment in Arroyo Grande, the neck pain experts at Quinn Chiropractic are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (805) 481-9696.