With the rise of mobile phones came new health-related challenges. Vitality Spine and Health has noticed that the text neck is a common affliction among multiple age groups these days. That’s why your Broomfield health experts at Discover Health & Wellness want to answer some common questions we’ve received pertaining to the text neck.

What Is Text Neck?

This refers to a specific neck pain that is attributed to repeated stress from looking down at a wireless device. It’s incredibly common and usually easy to treat. The most common symptoms are neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain and pain that radiates down the arm and into the hand. Like most repetitive stress injuries, text neck can trigger nerve pain that is sudden and persistent.

What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Neck Pain?

The very most important battle in this war is to reduce the stress that caused the problem in the first place. In general, this means spending less time with your devices. Additionally, when you do use them, focus on posture. Keeping your spine as straight as realistically possible is ideal.

It’s also essential to take regular breaks from use. On those breaks, work to stretch your neck, back, and shoulders. Also, try to move around enough to stimulate a bit of blood flow. A short bit of vigorous activity can go a long way.

What Will a Chiropractor Do to Help with Text Neck?

Chiropractic care is always customized to the patient and a unique problem at hand. In general, treatment will focus on relieving stress and preventing its return. This often includes alignment treatments, and will pretty much always involve a restorative care program. It may include multiple sessions with the chiropractor, a regimen of stretches and exercises, and key lifestyle changes that are intended to prevent the problem from returning.

If you have any persistent pain, Vitality Spine and Health is the Broomfield center that can help you overcome it. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get your pain under control. You can call us at 303-945-4047!