At Life Chiropractic we treat patients in Victorville with quality chiropractic care for the spine, neck, and lower back. We are seeing more and more patients who come in with seemingly random neck pain complaints without remembering a specific injury that caused it. More often than not we discover that the cause lies in electronic device usage. The painful condition is being referred to as “text neck” and we have answers to the most common questions about neck pain caused by your phone, tablet, or even computer.
Frequently Asked Questions about Text Neck:
- What are the symptoms of text neck? Stiffness and pain in the neck that may or may not radiate from a specific area. Often, patients will wake up with decreased mobility in their neck due to pain from holding their neck in a specific position for too long. The more you hold your neck in that position the more pain you’re likely to have. It may start as burning and it can cause poor posture even when not on the phone.
- How can chiropractic care help ease text neck? First, we will adjust your spine and professionally massage the area to work out any knots or issues that have formed from habitually holding your neck in the same position for too long. Then we will work with you to teach you a better way to hold your device and to improve your posture overall. If needed, we can apply hot or cold therapy and other pain-relieving options.
- What can I do to prevent this pain in the future? Work with our skilled chiropractor to learn better ways to hold your phone and your head. Take breaks from your phone often and practice proper posture both during smartphone use and while walking and standing.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation if You Have Been Suffering from Random Neck Pain
Call us at Life Chiropractic to set up an appointment with a skilled chiropractor in Victorville. We treat chronic pain conditions, injuries, headaches, and much more with comprehensive care that has been proven effective time and time again with patients of all ages. Call us today to find relief from your neck pain soon, (760) 241-2000.