We have all heard of tech neck, and most of us have probably experienced it to some degree. But what is tech neck, and why should we care? Tech neck is a condition that results from spending too much time looking down at devices such as smartphones and tablets. This can cause pain and tension in the neck and shoulders, as well as headaches.
If you feel like the neck pain or back pain that you are experiencing is a result of tech neck, visit our chiropractors at United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario. We will evaluate your neck area and develop a personalized treatment plan designed for pain relief and supporting the healing process.
Symptoms of Tech Neck
You may experience pain or discomfort in your neck, shoulders, or upper back. You may also have some numbness in your arms. If you have pinched nerves, you might experience tingling or pain in your arms, hands, or fingers. Other symptoms of tech neck include:
- Tightness in the neck and upper back
- Headaches, especially ones that begin at the base of the skull and spread to other areas
- Reduced mobility in the neck
Chiropractic Care for Tech Neck
Chiropractic care is great for tech neck. Using non-surgical, drug-free treatments, a chiropractor can realign the spine and help the muscles relax. We can also show you exercises to strengthen your neck and upper back muscles, which can reduce your pain and tension in the neck and shoulders.
Chiropractors use different techniques to help you relax, which may include manual manipulation of the spine and other joints. Furthermore, we use therapies such as massage therapy and electrical stimulation to reduce your pain and improve blood flow.
How to Avoid Tech Neck
There are simple steps you can take to avoid tech neck. Make sure your posture is good when sitting or standing, and try not to lean forward too much. Make sure your device is at eye level, and keep your head in a neutral position. Stand or sit with your shoulders back and your spine straight. Practice good posture throughout the day, and be aware of your body's positioning.
Visit United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario
If you are suffering from tech neck, visit one of our chiropractors at United Chiropractic Health Center. We will perform an evaluation and create a personalized treatment plan for pain relief. We will relieve your symptoms and get you back to living the life you love. Call our team today at (909) 984-2765 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.