Is Chiropractic the Right Neck Pain Treatment for Text Neck?
Text neck isn’t a condition reserved for Instagram-addicted teenagers.
For decades, chiropractors have known about the spine damage caused by tilting your head downwards to look at books, desks, and workspaces.
Although cases of text neck are on the rise from use of smartphones, chiropractic continues to provide a safe and effective neck pain treatment.
What Causes Text Neck?
Try lifting a box that weighs 40 to 60 pounds. Now, imagine carrying that same suitcase or box with your neck. That’s exactly what happens when you tilt your head downwards to look at your phone instead of holding your phone at eye level.
Although your head only weighs between ten and 12 pounds, studies have found that the angle increases this weight to 27-60 pounds. Tilting your head
- 15° adds 27 pounds.
- 30° adds 40 pounds.
- 40° adds 49 pounds.
- 60° adds 60 pounds.
Once you start to notice nagging pain in your neck, upper back, and shoulders, the damage is already done. This added weight actually warps the shape of your spine leading to herniated discs, muscle strains, pinched nerves, and even neurological conditions.
Why is Chiropractic Care the Right Choice for Neck Pain Treatment in Union City or Pleasanton?
You can’t treat text neck with medications – that will only temporarily mask the pain. Instead, turn to chiropractic care to gently stretch and adjust your spine into its natural position.
Dr. Abdollah Nejad and the chiropractors at ChiroSports USA use spinal manipulation techniques and other adjustments to encourage proper musculoskeletal health and realign the spine. These treatments are very gentle and gradual. Your chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan after discussion your pain and reviewing your x-rays.
With text neck, you’ll need to put in some work. Your Union or Pleasanton chiropractor will give you at-home exercises and suggestions to improve posture.
Schedule an appointment at ChiroSports USA today by calling 510-475-1858 in Union City and 925-462-2225 in Pleasanton.