How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Tech Neck?
Traditional chiropractic techniques for a modern-day ailment.
Tech neck: it’s a real thing – and we (as chiropractors) are not laughing out loud.
With all this fast-paced technology in the palm of your hand, it’s really no wonder you’re feeling such a pain in the neck. Tech neck, as the name suggests, is an actual diagnosis we are seeing more and more – and a combination of chiropractic treatment and lifestyle changes are effective methods of neck pain treatment.
What is Tech Neck?
The average human adult head weighs between 12-15 pounds. For anyone constantly looking down at their phone (typically held around waist-level), this awkward head angle can cause predictable pain on the joints ligaments and muscles in the neck. The tightness can travel, too, and can create added discomfort to the shoulders, arms, and upper back.
If putting the phone down is simply not an option, there are some ways to help avoid tech neck, such as:
Keeping screens as close to eye-level as possible
Maintaining a strong, upright posture while scrolling
If at a desk, keep the monitor at eye-level – and stand to do work if that is an option
Take frequent breaks to walk around and stretch these muscles – without the phone!
Using Chiropractic for Your Neck Pain Treatment
In addition, the chiropractors at OptiLux Wellness can offer certain manipulation techniques to achieve better alignment and reduce painful misplaced discs.
Don’t let your screen give you a pain in the neck – come see us to treat your text neck today!
Call OptiLux Wellness to schedule your appointment for neck pain today: 724-335-5210.