Text Neck: Causes and Chiropractic Treatments
With every modern convenience comes a downside. With the advent of mobile phones and texting, people suddenly have access to unlimited remote communication without all the pressure of actually talking. It’s something that’s proven to be both addictive and comes with certain side effects. With mobile devices, one of the biggest problems we have seen in recent years is Text Neck. Here at Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in East Meadow, NY, our chiropractor can help remedy the symptoms associated with text neck.
What Is Text Neck?
Text Neck is neck pain that develops from craning your neck or lowering your head to look at a handheld device for long periods of time. The condition is typified by pain in the muscles of the neck, misalignment of the vertebrae, and damage to the discs between the vertebrae.
One strange Text Neck related development that had doctors scratching their heads is the rear cranial bone spurs that are associated with the condition. This happens over months and years of prolonged hanging of the head to look down at a mobile device. It is caused by consistent tension being placed on the point where certain ligaments attach to the back of the skull, causing small “horns” to grow.
Here at Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in East Meadow, NY, Dr. Michael Brass, and his team have been able to use traditional and innovative chiropractic treatments to effectively reduce pain and other symptoms related to Text Neck.
Chiropractic Treatment for Text Neck
The first step in treating this condition is correcting a person’s posture. Text neck is caused by what we call a prime example of extremely bad posture. By learning to stop holding your neck in a downward position, you can reduce or even eliminate text neck symptoms.
Your chiropractor can also use chiropractic adjustments to place the neck back in its proper position. Therapeutic massage will loosen the muscles and tendons, allow for better blood flow to the affected area and speed healing.
Other chiropractic treatments that may help include:
- Inversion therapy: By reversing gravity’s effect on the body, we can allow blood-flow to reach normally constricted areas for better healing.
- Acupuncture: A proven and ancient technique that taps into the body’s healing powers to promote healing and reduce pain.
- Rehabilitation exercises: These exercises increase the strength of supporting muscles to reduce pain and make future injury less likely to occur.
- Massage Therapy: Massage therapy can provide pain relief as well as improved range of motion.
To learn more about the causes and treatments of Text Neck, get in touch with Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in East Meadow, NY, today. Our caring staff is ready to answer your important questions and schedule your initial consultation. Our number is 516-489-2212.