How Chiropractic Care Can Address Text Neck in Kids
As far as spinal ailments go, text neck is a relatively recent phenomenon. As the name suggests, text neck is an informal term for spinal misalignment, neck pain, and postural imbalances caused by excessive use of cell phones when texting, scrolling apps, or playing games. Due to our modern reliance on mobile phones, laptops, video chats and the particularly high levels of use by younger demographics, kids are especially vulnerable to text neck.
Fortunately, text neck is a treatable condition. If you’re worried that your child is suffering from text neck, get in touch with Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas. A consultation with an upper cervical chiropractor will not only alleviate the immediate symptoms of text neck, but it’ll also set you on the path to long-term relief.
Signs and Symptoms of Text Neck in Children
Text neck is associated with a wide range of potential symptoms. Some of the most common are pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, limited neck mobility, more frequent headaches, and forward-facing head posture. If you’re only just noticing some of these signs, there are a few things you can do to combat further symptom development, including limiting your phone usage, taking more frequent breaks, and exercising regularly.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Text Neck in Children
Broadly speaking, text neck is induced by repetitive stress to the neck due to habituated use of mobile phones, tablets, and other technological devices. Over time, this stress will inflame key postural muscles and place significant strain on the upper cervical spinal vertebra. If your kids are spending several hours a day hunched over a cell phone, the ensuing strain can create misalignments in the upper cervical spine, worsening your child’s resting posture and creating additional musculoskeletal pressures along the neck and back.
How Our Upper Cervical Chiropractic Treatment for Text Neck Works
At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas, our treatment regime for text neck is designed to provide generalized symptom relief by identifying and correcting misalignments in the upper cervical spine. To do this, our doctor — an experienced upper cervical chiropractor and highly regarded practitioner of the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique — will perform objective, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments to gently and painlessly correct vertebral imbalances and restore natural spinal alignment.
Importantly, because text neck is typically caused by unhealthy postural habits and general overuse of modern devices, parents and children should be aware that if they don’t implement lifestyle changes, there is a chance that their text neck will return.
We offer upper cervical chiropractic treatment for text neck in Las Vegas, Clark County, and several other neighboring states, including Arizona, Utah, and California.