Providing Natural Relief from Tech Neck Pain in Houston, TX
While it’s true that digital or electronic devices have numerous benefits and have made a lot of things more convenient for us, it has also given way to modern-day day neck condition called “Tech Neck”, a term coined by Dr. Gregory Johnson, Your Houston Chiropractor, to refer to the neck condition caused by repeated forward flexing of the head or hunching over when looking down and using digital devices (mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, game console) for extended hours. This new ailment is afflicting millions of Americans and Houston residents of all ages who are avid digital device users.
Downside of Digital Device Use
Numerous studies and researches have cited that there are about 4 billion mobile phone users in the world and that a billion text messages are sent around the world every month. Americans spend an average of 2.7 hours per day hunched over using mobile phones to text, search/browse the web, check or write emails, play games, listen to music or watch videos. It is not the technology per se that actually causes tech neck, but rather the bad posture we often find ourselves in when using digital device. At Advanced Chiropractic Relief, there has been an increasing number of people of all ages who visit Dr. Johnson seeking chiropractic care for pain associated with tech neck. Repeatedly hunching over or tilting the head down when using digital device for long hours strains the neck, which causes painful symptoms. If you use digital device heavily and experienceing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from tech neck.
Tech Neck Symptoms
- Neck pain
- Shoulder and upper back pain
- Sore muscles inthe neck and shoulder
- Numbness or tingling sensation in the arms, wrists and fingers
Right Posture When Using Digital Device
The digital devices do not cause the tech neck condition. It is the poor posture when using the devices that causes tech neck. When using digital device, it is important maintain a proper posture to keep the neck from tilting or flexing forward. The head and shoulder must be kept straight and the device must be within the line of sight. If left untreated, tech neck may worsen and lead to more serious and permanent spine conditions such as degeneration, arthritis, spine or muscle deformation.
Chiropractic Care for Tech Neck
Tech neck is a reversible condition if diagnosed and treated on time. All natural, non-medical and non-surgical, chiropractic adjustments helps reduce the strain on the neck and spine. Moreover, chiropractic adjustments at Advanced Chiropractic Relief keep your spine in correct alignment, keeping the discs, tissues and nerves in healthy condition. At Advanced Chiropractic Relief, we understand that each patient is unique and the severity of the tech neck condition differ from one patient to another, so Dr. Johnson will develop a highly personalized chiropractic treatment plan customized to your specific needs. To schedule an appointment, please Contact Us