How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?

Written By James J. Hether, D.C. on January 29, 2018

How much time during your workday is spent massaging a sore neck? You might be the newest victim of ‘text neck’ a chronic spinal issue that’s sweeping the world’s cellphone-using population. 

As the name implies, this condition is triggered by spending too much time looking at your phone each day. 

While it might sound like a joke, suffering from text neck is no laughing matter. 

Read on to learn what you can do to prevent your spine from suffering from this all-too-common modern malady.  

What is Text Neck?

Technically speaking, text neck is the name of a condition caused by spending too much time you’re your head bent forward. 

While any activity that requires downward focus (like knitting or reading a book) can lead to the condition, it has exploded in prevalence since the invention of the smartphone. 

Human heads are remarkably massive for the neck they sit on, and your neck struggles to support that weight at any angle other than straight up. Bending your head even a few degrees exponentially increases the pounds of pressure put on those delicate ligaments. 

Just how common is the condition? 

Let’s put it this way. 

A study found that 90 percent of Americans kept their phone within reach at all times and looked at it dozens, even hundreds of times during the day. This means that almost everyone is putting their necks in vulnerable positions every single day. 

Before you toss your phone in the trash for good, it’s important to realize that there are options for permanently overcoming the inconvenience of text neck, especially if you visit a chiropractor. 

When to Visit Your Chiropractor for Text Neck 

Chronic neck pain is often a sign that something is significantly wrong with your ligaments, and it usually won’t get better on its own. 

If this sounds like your symptoms and you live near DeLand, FL, please book an appointment at the Hether Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. James J. Hether, D.C. and his team of chiropractic specialists will look closely at your neck to help determine what is wrong. 

Then we will set you up on a neck pain treatment plan designed to repair the damage and bring you relief.


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