Text Neck FAQs
Text neck syndrome is a modern term that may be used by our Omaha chiropractors at Godfrey Chiropractic to describe the neck pain and sometimes soft tissue damage caused by spending too much time looking down at mobile devices, such as cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers. This improper posture can result in a range of symptoms that may need treatment to relieve them.
What Are The Symptoms?
- Sharp neck pain or a nagging pain in the neck or shoulders when using a mobile device
- Muscle weakness
- Pain that extends to the arms or shoulders
- Stiff or sore neck that makes it difficult to move the neck region
- Persistent headaches that occur mostly when the head is held in a downward position
Can I Prevent Text Neck?
The good news is yes. Text neck can be prevented by holding mobile devices at eye level or using a device holder. They reduce the need to tilt the head forward and remove much of the strain that is placed on the neck when mobile devices are used for long periods. Also, it is important to take frequent breaks from mobile devices, which will help with eye strain as well.
What Treatments Exist for Text Neck Pain?
Our Omaha chiropractors can be very helpful in realigning the body with certain exercises and stretches, along with the manipulation of upper body muscles and joints. Massage therapy is also a helpful treatment for the pain associated with the text neck. Rather than taking pain medications, these holistic practices can help the patient develop lifelong behaviors that will prevent future problems with the text neck.
Who to Contact for Text Neck Relief?
Contact Godfrey Chiropractic in Omaha to request an appointment if you are suffering from the neck pain and discomfort of poor posture associated with using a mobile device. Call 402-331-0392 today.