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How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?

Written By Northgate Chiropractic Clinic on February 2, 2018

Are you noticing soreness and stiffness in your neck and shoulders when you come home from the office at night? 

How about after enjoying a movie marathon on your tablet? Or maybe you feel that pain creep in when you’ve spent the last four hours updating your social media accounts? 

It’s possible you’re experiencing text neck, a painful issue that can fortunately be helped by chiropractic treatment.

Is There Such a Thing as Text Neck?

While the name is somewhat comical, text neck is definitely a real issue. Since the technology boom that brought us laptops, smart phones, and tablets, we have been spending more and more time every day hunched over our devices, causing this painful problem to develop.

The human head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds. So, when you bend forward to look at your phone, you put enormous pressure on your neck and spine. 

If you do this every day for long periods of time, you can wind up with:

  • Stiff neck and back
  • Headaches
  • Herniated disks
  • Pinched nerves

In fact, if left untreated, text neck can even begin reversing the natural curve of your spine.

Why Use Chiropractic Care for Text Neck?

Text neck may be a new term to you, but chiropractors have been seeing it for a while. Your chiropractor can provide headache treatment and help relieve the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing through spinal manipulations, stretches, and exercises. Chiropractors can also help you work on a plan for when you’re home so you don’t fall into the same habits that caused your pain in the first place.

If you think the pain you’re experiencing in your neck and back is from text neck, call Northgate Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors. We are available by phone at (507) 285-1677 or you can contact us online.

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