Text Neck Pain Treatment: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Written By Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare on January 29, 2018

Everyone's guilty of assuming bad posture now and then: for example, when they read on their phones and tablets with their heads hanging down.

Unfortunately, this poor posture can lead to excruciating neck pain and long-term spinal problems.

Here's the good news: chiropractic care provides a drug-free neck pain treatment option for “text neck”.

What is "Text Neck?"

Doctors coined the term "text neck" to describe a condition that results from spending hours upon hours hunched over your phone.

Although it's become a common problem as people spend more time on their smartphones, this condition can also result from reading books, watching TV, or looking at anything for too long with your head positioned at the wrong angle. 

Your head and spine need to sit in proper alignment for everything to function correctly. If you spend too much time with your head tilted downwards, this puts significant pressure on the neck and spine. 

Did you know the average human head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds?

It doesn't seem like much, but it adds an extra 60 pounds of pressure to your delicate spine. 

Symptoms of text neck may begin as a slight ache and progress into other problems such as:

  • Pain in the upper back – either dull and chronic or sharp and acute
  • Tight shoulders
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and arms due to pinched nerves in the cervical spine (neck)
  • Neurological issues from herniated discs, degenerated discs, or spinal stenosis

Chiropractic Care as a Drug-Free Pain Treatment

Instead of masking symptoms, chiropractic care addresses neck pain directly at its source.

By utilizing gentle methods, chiropractic treatments encourage proper alignment and posture.

  1. Chiropractic adjustments 
  2. Therapeutic massage
  3. Posture correcting exercise and stretching

It's equally important to address environmental conditions causing your arm, back, or neck pain: read screens at eye-level and hold your phone up and directly in front of your face.

Neck Pain Treatment from Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare

Dr. Martin W. Kollasch is a chiropractic physician with nearly 30 years of experience treating a broad range of spine-related conditions just like text neck.

In his state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Kollasch provides chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, therapeutic exercise, nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and other drug-free treatment options.

If you are experiencing neck pain, back pain, or any musculoskeletal problems from injury or misuse, contact Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare today to schedule a consultation or call at (480) 948-6020.

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