How To Treat Text Neck Syndrome In A Natural Way
What is Text Neck Syndrome?
Text neck syndrome is a relatively recent condition characterized by persistent pain in the neck, shoulder, elbows, and wrists. As the name suggests, text neck syndrome is causally linked to the unhealthy posture commonly adopted by individuals when using a mobile phone or handheld gaming devoice. Today, text neck syndrome has evolved into an umbrella term for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders which are associated with excessive technology use.
Text Neck Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
As outlined above, the symptom range for text neck syndrome is quite expansive, including everything from back, shoulder, and neck pain to increased concentration difficulties and more frequent headaches.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Text Neck Syndrome
A common trait amongst people with text neck syndrome is a long history of spending extended periods of time looking down at a screen. When the weight of the cranium is bent forward at this angle for long stretches of time, it places tremendous pressure on the vertebra and surrounding musculature of the upper cervical spine. If these postural habits go unchanged for months or years, the build-up in tension along the upper cervical spine can (and often will) manifest in muscular soreness, joint stiffness, and reduced spinal mobility.
How Our Text Neck Syndrome Treatment Works
When it comes to treating text neck syndrome, our approach is built on two central ideas. Firstly, we will assess your posture and ask you about how you sit/stand when using your mobile phone. From here, we may recommend certain changes in how you position yourself and how frequently you use your mobile phone.
Secondly, we will attempt to remedy the immediate symptoms of text neck syndrome via a personalized chiropractic adjustment program. If you are suffering from abnormalities in the upper cervical spine, we will use gentle, non-invasive adjustment to realign the affected vertebra. However, while this will likely provide an immediate reduction in the symptoms of text neck syndrome symptoms, you’ll need to commit to a big change in your postural habits if you want long-term relief.
If you or someone you know suffers from text neck syndrome, Dr. Kramer and the team at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Las Vegas can help! Click here or call (702) 202-0808 to schedule a free introductory consultation with Dr. Kramer and the team, we service patients from Las Vegas, Clark County, and several neighboring states, including Arizona, Utah, and California.