If you are experiencing neck pain, especially when staring at a digital screen, you may be suffering from text neck. At Bluegrass Chiro, serving 12 Kentucky towns including Winchester and Elizabethtown, our chiropractors can provides safe, natural treatment options to alleviate your neck pain.
What Is Text Neck?
Text neck is a condition that occurs when you look down at a cell phone, laptop, computer screen, or other object for an extended period of time. Neck pain is usually felt when you continue to look at something lower than your eye-level. This commonly occurs when people crane their necks to stare at their phones. The pain is generally felt in the back of your neck, near the top of your spine. It may intensify when you continue to look downward. It could also subside for a while if you stop the action of curving your neck to look downward, but come back again if you pick up the habit in the future.
How to Avoid This Condition
Monitoring the amount of time and the frequency in which you look at an electronic device can help you avoid neck pain. Set a timer when you intend on spending time looking downward so that you are reminded to look up for several seconds before looking down once again. Invest in a stand to hoist your device upward, allowing you to look straight ahead rather than placing stress upon your neck from the weight of your head as you look down.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
If you are suffering from neck pain, chiropractic care can help. When you first visit us, our chiropractor will ask you a few basic questions about your habits to determine if the neck pain you are experiencing is caused by text neck or if another problem is causing your condition. We will also perform a thorough physical exam to determine your pain threshold and range of motion. Our chiropractor will then create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We often use spinal adjustments to stop or decrease neck pain. This process involves the manual manipulation of the spinal area, which reduces stress upon joints in the neck. This alleviates tension and stiffness in the neck. In addition, our chiropractor may also give you corrective exercises to improve your range of motion in your neck. We can guide you on how to change your habits to avoid pain from text neck.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Kentucky for Neck Pain Relief
If you are suffering from text neck, we can help. At Bluegrass Chiro our experts provide natural treatment methods for neck pain. We will help you return to a pain-free life. Call us today to schedule an appointment.