Text Neck is an overuse or repetitive stress injury from having your head hung forward and down for extended periods of time.
As you move your head forward, its weight increases for every degree your ear moves in front of your shoulder. Your head is a ten pound weight, but at 15 degrees of forward flexion, the weight of your head increases to nearly 30 pounds. Your neck is simply not made to hold this weight! Your body will react negatively to this forward tilt of your head
Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to treat this condition using spinal manipulation (what we call adjustments) and soft tissue/manual therapy. We will also likely prescribe effective posture based exercises. In my experience, patients who have the best long term relief from Text Neck in take the following three actions:
– chiropractic adjustments
– postural exercises
– changes in the viewing angle of their device
Text Neck is becoming a serious problem in this age of technological communications. If people suffering from Text Neck do not take preventive action, it can have long term negative effects. We at Golden Chiropractic would like to help you find relief. Call us at (831) 291-3330 or request an appointment online to begin treating your symptoms and get your neck back to health.
Back, release, back, release. Do it at your computer, in your car, or anywhere. UN-tech your neck!