How We Treat Text Neck
First, alleviating pain is important – we do this via spinal adjustments, massage, and acupuncture. Together, these services reduce pressure on spinal nerves and enhance the body’s ability to heal.
Second, we teach posture awareness and lifestyle habits that prevent further pain. Two key areas of awareness are workplace ergonomics and body mechanics. In this way, NuView Health Medical teaches you how to reduce recurring strain and tension from text neck.
What is Text Neck?
As the name implies, text neck is a syndrome associated with technology use (cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices). It’s not the devices themselves causing an issue, but rather the way we use them. Think about it: what’s your posture when you send a text message or write an email on your computer? Most likely, your head is forward, your neck is bent, and your shoulders are protracted and internally rotated. By repeatedly putting ourselves into this stooped position, we are inadvertently placing excessive strain on the muscles, joints, nerves, bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia within our spine and shoulders. Not only is this uncomfortable, but the repeated and prolonged strain may increase your risk of recurring or long-term problems, including arthritis, disc disease, and nerve impingement!