Understanding Text Neck
Most people use their mobile phones on a daily basis for work, school, game play or general use. When you spend a lot of time leaning over to type or read on your mobile phone, you are at risk of developing a condition known as "text neck." This condition can cause serious damage to your body, including spinal misalignment, nerve compression, and muscle damage. If you think you already have text neck, you need to seek treatment from a qualified professional like ours at Denton Chiropractic Center in Denton.
About Text Neck
Text Neck is a condition that occurs because of the poor neck posture associated with long periods spent using an electronic device. Some of the symptoms of text neck include pain in the neck and upper back, stiffness, tension, headaches, and muscle spasms. In some cases, text neck may even lead to a pinched nerve or a herniated disc.
How to Prevent Text Neck
The best way to prevent text neck is to limit the amount of time you spend using your mobile device. You can also reduce the risk of this condition by holding your mobile device at eye level when texting or reading. Avoid attempting to use your mobile device in bright sunlight as this can cause you to crane your neck to see the screen. If you start to notice the signs of text neck while using your electronic device, readjust your posture or take a break.
If you spend a lot of time texting or reading on your electronic device, consider doing some stretches to counteract the negative effects of this activity. Be sure to stretch your hands, neck, arms, chest, and back.
Treating Text Neck
Once text neck has developed, you will need to seek treatment to resolve the issue and protect your neck from further damage. One of the best treatments available for people with text neck is chiropractic care. Our chiropractors at Denton Chiropractic Center can improve symptoms of text neck with neck adjustments, which are manual adjustments of the cervical spine. These adjustments are typically performed by applying pressure to specific joints in the neck. Spinal adjustments can improve range of motion, relax the muscles in the neck, and decrease stiffness and pain. In addition to manipulation of your neck, our chiropractors may also recommend exercises, massage therapy, muscle stimulation, cervical decompression, laser therapy, and ultrasound depending on your needs.
Chiropractic Care is Key to Preventing and Treating Text Neck
If you think you may have text neck, call Denton Chiropractic Center today at 940-566-3232 to schedule an appointment. From whiplash to neck tension, our professionals can help. We serve Denton, Sanger, Krum, Ponder, Justin, Argyle, Aubrey, Crossroads, Hickory Creek, Providence, Savannah, Flower Mound, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Gainsville, Corinth, Decatur, Bridgeport, and surrounding areas.