Is "Text-Neck" Something to Worry About?

Published May 5th, 2015 by dr. Hoder

It is very rare to meet someone without a smartphone, and even more rare to meet someone who isn't constantly using their cell phone. This consistent cell phone use has been linked to neck-pain.

Cellphones & Neck Pain: What You Should Know

A study published in the 2011 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that 53% of cellphone users suffer from some form of neck pain. The problem has only grown since 2011.

If cellphone use is causing you neck or back pain, chiropractic care can help relieve some of this tension. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

Cellphone use strains the neck muscles.

The muscular use involved with cellphone use is small, but the impact is large. The neck muscles are already strained from the time spent on the computer and the usual wear and tear of the day. Cellphone use causes an additional buildup of pressure in the neck muscles. This can eventually pull your spine out of alignment which will lead to more pain and more strain on your neck and back.

Chiropractic care supports proper spinal alignment.

Chiropractic adjustments help keep the spine correctly aligned. Massage therapy and physical therapy can help relieve trapped tension and reduce the risk for overuse injuries and chronic pain. So make sure to call and schedule an appointment today!

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