Thanks to the invention of the smartphone, people spend most of their days looking down at their phones. This constant phone use can cause a condition called a text neck. Fortunately, the condition can be treated at South Square Chiropractic in Durham, NC. Read on to learn more about text neck and how we treat it.
What Is Text Neck?
Text neck is a repetitive strain injury caused by your posture when holding your phone. The pain is not felt only in the neck; it can also affect the muscles in the shoulders and the lower back as well.
Diagnosing Text Neck
Our doctor can diagnose the text neck through an examination. First, we will you about your phone habits. Next, our chiropractor will press on various parts of your neck and shoulder to check for pain and tenderness. Finally, we will test your range of motion.
Text Neck Treatment
Text neck can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication and muscle relaxers. However, these are just temporary solutions. Our chiropractor can treat your pain and symptoms permanently. We will use spinal adjustments to realign your neck, which should treat, neck, shoulder, and lower back pain. We can also recommend ways to prevent the condition from recurring.
Preventing Text Neck
Preventing text neck is simple. First, when you are holding your phone, hold it closer to eye level. This will prevent you from needing to stare down. You should also try to spend some time away from your phone. When you don't spend as much time looking at your phone, it will reduce the amount of strain that you are putting on your neck.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Durham, NC
Call South Square Chiropractic today at (919) 490-5400 for more information on text neck or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.