How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?

Written By Bear Creek Chiropractic Clinic on September 20, 2017

How much time do you spend looking down at your mobile device each day? 

For many of us, the answer is 5 hours per day, which is a 20% increase from 2015. 

However, recent studies have demonstrated just how detrimental this can be to our health, with text neck becoming a growing condition that many of us are suffering from. 

Dr. Kenneth Hansraj conducted a study that looked at the burden we place on our spine by using smartphones. Our heads weigh around 10-12 lbs. on average. But the weight of our head increases to 27 lbs. when we tilt it to a 15-degree angle, increasing to as much as 60 lbs. when we tilt it to 60 degrees. 

This means we’re placing our spines under as much as 1,800 hours extra stress per year, which is why text neck is the latest buzzword in the health industry. 

The Symptoms of Text Neck 

At the end of the day when you’ve been using your mobile device, your neck may be painful and your back sore. However, as text neck worsens, these symptoms may develop into more severe ones, such as upper back pain that ranges from a chronic, nagging pain to severe, sharp muscle spasms. 

It’s also common to experience shoulder pain, and you may display neurological symptoms if your cervical nerve is pinched. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help with Text Neck?

If you think you’re suffering from text neck, you should seek a chiropractor in Houston to help ease the symptoms. They will be able to show you how you can strengthen your spine and back by reducing the amount of time you’re stooping forward and improving your posture. 

You’ll work at keeping your back straight while holding your shoulders back – this helps ensure your spine is in a neutral position when you’re using technology. 

Furthermore, the chiropractor will also help by creating a treatment plan for you, which will include a variety of advanced pain management techniques without drugs. Committing yourself to these regular appointments with your chiropractor while practicing the exercises given should help alleviate your text neck symptoms. 

Contact our dedicated team at the Bear Creek Chiropractic Clinic today for more advice on text neck, and to book a consultation. 


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