Text neck can occur due to the posture that you’re in when utilizing your smartphone or tablet for prolonged periods of time. As a result, you may have neck strain, shoulder pain, or arm pain. If the discomfort is not treated, it can lead to spinal problems and limited mobility. At Donelson Chiropractic Clinic in Nashville, TN, we provide chiropractic treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
How Digital Devices Affect Your Neck
Leaning over when utilizing a digital device can affect your neck in addition to your eyes. The posture adds more weight to your neck and can even lead to headaches. Not only that, but this posture can affect your muscles, tendons, ligaments, cervical alignment, and the discs between your bones.
What Are the Symptoms of Text Neck?
Text neck can affect several components of the neck, upper back, and lead to various symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Tingling, numbness, or weakness due to pinched nerves
- Neck pain, upper back pain, and shoulder pain
- Muscle tension and spasms
- Spinal disc degeneration
- Spinal curves
These symptoms can become worse over time. It’s essential to consult with our chiropractor as soon as you notice any signs so we can provide prompt treatment.
Chiropractic Care for Text Neck
When you visit us, we will begin with a thorough evaluation to learn more about your condition. When text neck is detected early, you may not have any misalignments or pinched nerves that have to be addressed. However, if we determine misalignments or pinched nerves, we can provide adjustments and decompression therapy for relief. We’ll also use soft tissue therapy to address any tension and corrective exercises to stretch and strengthen your neck, upper back, and shoulders.
In addition to treatment, we can provide guidance on changes that you can implement to alleviate your discomfort. This doesn’t mean you have to stop using your phone, but it is important to be aware of your posture when you do. We also recommend keeping your shoulders relaxed, chin up, and taking breaks from using your device to prevent neck strain.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of text neck, our team at Donelson Chiropractic Clinic in Nashville, TN, is happy to help. After assessing your condition, we can develop a well-rounded treatment plan that can offer you relief. To learn about the treatments that we provide and to schedule an appointment, contact us at (615) 889-1941 today!