Text Neck: Symptoms and Natural Ways to Avoid Neck Pain
While the smartphone is a marvel of electronic progress it hasn’t helped our posture, in fact it is one of the major causes of neck pain in today’s world. Constantly staring down are your mobile device is now a leading cause of neck pain and has a nickname: text neck.
This new, nearly constant neck pain position causes the muscles in your neck to be under continuous strain which in turn causes back pain since all those muscles are connected.
Common Symptoms of Text Neck
Dull to sharp pain in upper back
Upper back muscle spasms
Text Neck can lead to a serious complication of neck pain and problems like early onset of neck arthritis.
Fortunately this condition can be prevented, if you look up once and a while.
Keep Mobiles at Eye Level: Hold your mobile high when using it for texting or reading. This also includes tablets.
Take Breaks Often: Sitting for too long can also affect your neck in a bad way. Therefore, get up from your seat every hour for at least a few minutes. Take a brisk walk or do some exercises to stretch out your muscles.
Reduce Your Phone Use: The more time you spend texting and reading from your tiny device while looking down, the more you’re likely you are to suffer from Text Neck.
Experiencing neck pain already? Here are some exercises/stretches that could help:
Baby Cobra: This yoga pose stretches your back and neck, removing pressure from your spine.
Tick Tocks: This workout stretches and strengthens your neck muscles.
Stretch Band Rows: This also strengthens your deltoid muscles.
Chiropractic Treatment for Text Neck
Of course if you really want to put your body back into alignment, then Chiropractic Care is the way to do it. Chiropractic care can help your “Text Neck” naturally, safely and without pain or side effects. Your chiropractor will gently manipulate your spine to help heal your neck pain. An experienced professional like Dr. Scott Jutte will carefully review your medical history, including test reports, x-rays, etc. to determine how best to handle your problem and help you feel better now.
Text Neck, if not treated early, can affect your life and lifestyle. It can restrict neck movement and develop into something more serious if not treated soon.