Modern technology makes it easier to manage your career and care for your health. While you may try to limit your use of electronic devices, most people spend hours each day staring at their phones or laptops. Our team at Insight Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, PA, has seen an increase in cases of neck pain. We have put together this list of questions to help you know when to visit a chiropractor for help.
How do you develop neck pain from texting?
Text neck develops much like the name of this condition suggests. When you stare at a screen, your head places a large amount of weight on your neck. Over time, this can lead to strain that causes you discomfort. While the condition is most commonly associated with frequent and long-term use of electronic devices, you might also develop similar symptoms from any activity that causes you to look down for long periods. People who sew, draw or read are also prone to developing this condition.
What are the other symptoms?
Neck pain is the most prominent symptom you can experience, but there are a few other signs that you might need care from our chiropractor. People with this condition may notice stiffness in their neck that extends down into their shoulders and upper back. Text neck can also cause headaches and pain in your shoulders. The pain throughout the upper region of your body may be dull and constant, or you might notice sharp shooting pains. Some people may also notice tingling or numbness in their arms and hands. If you see these symptoms worsen after spending several hours using your electronic devices or with your head downward, you may have text neck.
How can our chiropractor help?
When you visit our chiropractor, they will give you a complete exam to ensure your care addresses your problem. Receiving a comprehensive exam can help ensure your care addresses your issues. Once they determine text neck is the source of pain, our chiropractor will help you identify the best methods to find relief. Learning how to maintain better posture, chiropractic adjustments, and special exercises are typically used to help you feel better.
Schedule your consultation for text neck today
The first step to ending text neck symptoms is to undergo a thorough exam. Give our team at Insight Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, PA, a call today to arrange for a chiropractic consultation that will help you regain your comfort and range of motion in your neck. Call our clinic today at (215) 564-6680 to schedule an appointment.