Perhaps you’ve heard the term ‘tech’ or ‘text’ neck used lately around Seminole. This phenomenon is the associated side effects, most notably pain, from tilting down and leaning forward to use devices like cell phones or tablets. Overusing your back, neck, and shoulder muscles to look down at your device can cause muscle spasms, strains, and even herniated discs if left untreated. Thankfully, a chiropractor is the perfect choice for treating the source of your pain and alleviating your discomfort.
Why Text/Tech Neck is a Problem
Did you know that the average adult head weighs around 10 to 12 pounds? That is a lot of weight for your neck to support, especially when the head is tilted forward towards a phone, increasing the gravitational pull. The additional force on your spine equals about 60 extra pounds. Your body will attempt to compensate for the excess weight by stiffening up, which leads to pain and other problems. The extra pressure on the nervous system creates discomfort throughout the body, all caused by poor posture. A chiropractor in Seminole can help you learn the best posture for using your devices as well as perform spinal adjustments to relieve pain.
Spinal Adjustments Relieve Pain
When you spend hours looking at your phone, laptop, or tablet every day in Seminole, eventually you’ll feel the consequences in your neck and back. Most people don’t have the proper posture while using technology, and it leads to chronic pain. By visiting a chiropractor for spinal adjustments, you can find relief. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine and nervous system, relieving tension and pinched nerves, which cause pain throughout the body. Adjustments can also ward off secondary symptoms like headaches and migraines, digestive disorders, fatigue, brain fog, and more.
Visit a Chiropractor in Seminole for Practical Solutions
If you have been experiencing the symptoms of text neck, make an appointment to see a chiropractor. Coastal Chiropractic Clinic in the Seminole area can help you come up with practical solutions to your pain. We know it’s not possible for people to give up their technology, nor should they. Instead, we can show you how the spine is affected by posture, demonstrate healthy posture, share neck and shoulder stretches to loosen up muscles, and other ways to eliminate pain. We also offer chiropractic treatment that realigns your body for a happier, healthier body overall.
Call Coastal Chiropractic Clinic today at (727) 581-2774 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.