Dr. Douglas Morris, chiropractor of Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center in Scottsdale, offers tips on how to recognize and treat neck pain.
Cell phones may be found almost anywhere. People engrossed to their phones can be seen walking down any street. As a result of this recent change in lifestyle, tens of millions of people are suffering from a condition known as text neck, which causes neck pain. It is a painful condition affecting the muscles that attach to the bones of your neck, known as the cervical spine. Text neck is a condition that affects those who use their phones and other electronic gadgets excessively.
How much time on your phone do you have to spend each day to acquire text neck? According to a poll conducted by e-marketer, the average American (including teens, young adults, middle-aged persons, and elders) spends 3 hours and 35 minutes per day on the phone, and 1 hour and 9 minutes per day on a tablet. That’s 4 hours and 44 minutes every day spent crouched over a little screen, exerting 40 to 50 pounds of pressure on the muscles in the back of the neck. Is it any surprise that so many people seek therapy for neck pain?
Every day at your Scottsdale chiropractor’s office, we see patients of all ages with problematic neck. It’s time to see your chiropractor for a chiropractic adjustment if you’ve got neck ache. In the meanwhile, if you have the shoulders for it, holding your smartphone at eye level will relieve stress on your neck. It’s advisable to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for a chiropractic adjustment and advice on how to avoid tech neck in the future.