Technological devices such as smartphones came to make our lives easier through texting and interacting on social media. However, if you are not careful about your posture when using these devices, you may become a victim of a condition known as text neck. Text neck is a condition that often comes with pain around the neck area. We would like to discuss text neck so you can understand this condition better and learn how to avoid it.
If you feel like you have text neck, our chiropractor at Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center serving Fresno and Clovis will perform a comprehensive exam and create a customized treatment plan designed to provide pain relief and support the healing process.
What is Text Neck?
Text neck is a term used to describe neck pain or discomfort that comes about due to using smartphones and other handheld devices incorrectly. It is estimated that the average person looks at their phone around 96 times a day. Most of these interactions come with looking down at one's device. This creates a lot of strain on the neck and spine which over time can lead to neck pain, muscle strain, spasms, and other health problems.
Symptoms of Text Neck
Various symptoms can occur as a result of text neck, including:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Headaches and migraines
- Jaw pain
- Pinched nerves in the neck and upper spine
- Tingling in the arms
- Decreased ability to focus
- Reduced neck mobility
Chiropractic Care for Text Neck
Although text neck problems can go away on their own, chiropractic care is a great way to address the symptoms and prevent further complications. Chiropractic care focuses on your spine and reduces stress on the upper back, neck, and shoulders. Our chiropractor will also provide you with different exercises that are designed to strengthen your neck and fight stiffness.
Contact Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center for Text Neck Treatment
At Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, we are here for you if you are suffering from text neck. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to diagnose this condition and its symptoms. We also provide a variety of chiropractic techniques that can address the symptoms and ease your pain. We are conveniently located to serve the residents of Fresno and Clovis. Call our team today at (559) 454-1000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Potigian.