Is Chiropractic an Effective Neck Pain Treatment for Text Neck?
For years, people have tilted their heads downwards to look at their books, desks, and workstations.
Smartphones have just given us one more reason to look down. Unfortunately, this also means that cases of “text neck” have skyrocketed, which can lead to long-term complications.
The good news is that chiropractic care offers an effective neck pain treatment to help you recover from text neck without surgery.
How Does Chiropractic Treat Text Neck?
When you tilt your head downwards to look at your phone, this angle adds up to 60 pounds of force to your delicate cervical spine.
Over time, this strain and pressure warps the shape of your spine’s natural curvature, which leads to chronic pain throughout your neck, shoulders, and upper back. You may also experience headaches more often.
Chiropractic doctors have a unique understanding of the spine, musculoskeletal system, and biomechanics. Studies also show that chiropractic care is an effective treatment.
Comprehensive Neck Pain Treatment and Posture Correction in Seattle
Dr. Kamell and Dr. Calvin have roughly 50 years of combined experience helping Seattle patients recover from neck pain, sports injuries, auto injuries, and all types of musculoskeletal conditions.
On your first visit, your doctor will order x-rays and ask questions about your symptoms, daily activities, posture, and medical history. Once your doctor has a comprehensive idea of your neck injury, he’ll develop a custom treatment plan that targets your text neck at its source.
The initial goal is to reduce stiffness and pain. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen your muscles and improve posture enough to avoid text neck from returning.
In addition to chiropractic, your doctor may also recommend massage therapy to relieve muscle and soft tissue tension.
Don’t accept neck pain as a way of life! Schedule an appointment at East Lake Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Seattle today or call at 206-324-8600.