6 Reasons to Treat Text Neck With a Chiropractor

Do you experience headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, or upper back pain? These may be signs of text neck. Text neck is a term that describes the pain and discomfort caused by prolonged use of electronic devices. As technology has become an ever-present part of our daily lives, more and more people are experiencing text necks. 


You can explore different treatment options for the condition. For starters, you may want to explore chiropractic care, one of the most popular and effective treatment methods for text neck. It can help alleviate the symptoms and improve function without using medication.


What Are the Symptoms of Text Neck?


  • Neck pain

  • Headaches

  • Shoulder pain

  • Upper back pain

  • Tingling or numbness in the arms and hands

  • Poor posture


Why Should You Visit a Chiropractor for Text Neck?


  • Alleviating Pain


Chiropractic care can help ease the symptoms of pain caused by text neck by addressing the underlying issues that lead to the pain. Common techniques used by chiropractors include spinal adjustments and soft tissue work. These help relieve pain, improve range of motion, and correct postural imbalances. 


  • Improving Alignment


A benefit of a chiropractor treating text neck is that they can help improve neck and upper back alignment. Text neck can cause the head to be pulled forward. It strains the muscles and ligaments in the neck, leading to pain and discomfort. A chiropractor can help realign the neck and upper back, reducing strain on the muscles and ligaments and improving posture.


  • Correcting Body Dysfunction


Another benefit of a chiropractor treating text neck is that they can help correct body dysfunction caused by the condition. As text neck pulls the head forward, it creates an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system, resulting in pain and discomfort. 


It can affect other body parts, such as the shoulders and the upper back. A chiropractor helps correct the dysfunction caused by text neck and realign the neck and upper back.


  • Improving Your Lifestyle


Another benefit of chiropractic care in treating text neck is that it can help educate patients on lifestyle changes. Chiropractors may suggest changes in posture and ergonomic adjustments to the workstation.


In addition, they may recommend certain changes to your daily routine, such as taking frequent breaks from devices. They may train you to be aware of your posture when using the devices. These lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of text neck recurring. 


  • Beneficial Exercises


Chiropractors always try to deal with the root of the problem. To help remedy text neck permanently, they will recommend specific exercises to strengthen your muscles. They will thus teach you exercises you can do while working to counter the effects of using technology.


  • Long-term Solution


Because chiropractic care deals with the root of the problem, the solutions and the treatment offer long-term relief. If you apply all the doctor's recommendations, you will never have to worry about text neck again. Also, all their treatments are drug-free. It means that in the duration of the treatment, you will never have to deal with any side effects. 


For more about text neck, visit Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic at our office in Arcadia (863) 494-7110 or Sarasota (941) 214-6150, Florida.

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