Learn More About Tech Neck
Advancements in technology almost always come with drawbacks as well as benefits. One problem that increasing numbers of people have been running into is neck pain as a result of spending a lot of time staring at a phone or computer screen.
Many people have a habit of looking down when looking at a monitor or their smartphone, and this increases the effective weight of your neck. Long periods of time looking down can cause neck muscles and tendons to compress, leading to pain and spinal alignment issues.
Symptoms of Tech Neck
People with tech neck often experience symptoms that are similar to those who have a condition called iPosture. iPosture is the name for chronic back pain caused by people slouching over their phone or sitting with bad posture at a computer desk. The difference is that symptoms for tech neck are related to the neck and iPosture’s are for the back.
People with tech neck will normally have chronic pain in their neck and/or shoulders. They may also feel stiffness in this area as well as tingling or numb sensations. Some individuals will also experience tension headaches, and this is especially likely after a long session of staring at a screen.
Treatment for Tech Neck
If you visit a chiropractor in Las Vegas for treatment for this condition, you can expect a combination of proactive and reactive treatment. Chiropractors will work to relieve your pain and symptoms through things like spinal manipulation or soft tissue massage.
However, in an effort to prevent your symptom from returning many practitioners will also work with you determine the cause of your problems. This may involve determining how you’re sitting and ways you can make sure you can use your phone without overly stressing your neck muscles.
Chiropractors may also work with you to create an exercise regimen that helps to reduce pain and stiffness as well as to strengthen neck muscles and restore your range of motion.