Tech Neck Relief Treatment

Your Columbia Chiropractor Provides Pain Relief Treatment for Tech Neck

No matter the name, the pain is real: tech neck, smart phone spine, Janda’s upper cross syndrome, text neck, forward head posture, anterior head syndrome – all terms for the discomfort that an increasing number of individuals experience from spending at least 90 minutes daily with heads bowed over a mobile device! This widespread issue of poor posture is especially concerning because it affects many children, whose necks and nervous systems are still developing. Whether you’re already experiencing pain or not, seek assistance from tech neck and upper cross syndrome specialist for prompt treatment and ergonomic guidance.

Symptoms of Technology Neck Issues

Basically, if you live in the 21st Century and use a mobile device, you are at risk for the following tech neck symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist and arm pain)
  • Increased headaches and migraines

When you constantly crane your head down to view your mobile device, your 10-pound head suddenly exerts the force of nearly 60 pounds on your neck, causing vertebrae to grind, discs and nerves to pinch, ligaments and tendons to overextend, and muscles to strain.

Chiropractic Care and Ergonomic Training to Prevent Tech Neck Injury

For those already experiencing symptoms, chiropractic care and therapeutic exercises can provide relief from tech neck pain. Even if you’re not currently in pain, seek posture and ergonomic training from our chiropractors to prevent future discomfort.

Preventing Tech Neck Today with These Strategies

Develop a plan with family and friends to help each other avoid tech neck injury—be vigilant about posture, especially with children—by following these guidelines:

  1. Sit or stand with a straight neck, eyes forward, shoulders relaxed but pulled back.
  2. Elevate your mobile device to eye level; avoid bending your head downward.
  3. Support your elbows on a table or place a pillow across your abdomen to prevent arm fatigue.
  4. Limit the length of text messages or emails on your mobile device; keep them concise.
  5. Take regular breaks from your mobile device to stretch, walk, or perform therapeutic exercises recommended by your chiropractor.
  6. Use a Bluetooth earpiece when engaging in lengthy phone conversations to avoid tilting your head to the side.

Schedule an appointment for personalized chiropractic care, relief from tech neck pain, posture correction, and ergonomic training with our Columbia Chiropractors: (573) 445-4444.