Text neck is a common cause of neck pain. As the name suggests, it can be triggered by spending lots of time on your phone. At Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, we provide treatment for text neck and other conditions in Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee, FL.
What Is Text Neck?
Text neck isn't necessarily caused by texting. Instead, it is caused by keeping your head and neck forward for long periods. This condition most commonly occurs when you look down at your phone, as when texting. This positioning can cause stress injuries to your cervical spine, neck, and shoulders.
Symptoms of Text Neck
One of the most common symptoms of text neck is neck pain. You may also experience shoulder pain and stiffness in your shoulders or neck. This pain can lead to decreased range of motion. For example, you may not be able to turn your head as far as you could before.
Nerve pain that can travel down your arms and eye pain can also be symptoms of the condition. More severe symptoms can include arthritis, spinal degeneration, and disc compression.
Text Neck Treatment
The first step in treating text neck is a physical exam. Our chiropractor will discuss your symptoms and your medical history. Next, we may perform X-rays or other tests to evaluate your condition further. Once the chiropractor has made a diagnosis, they will discuss your treatment plan.
Chiropractic adjustment is the first step in text neck treatment. Text neck leads to misalignment of your spine and cervical spine.
This condition can cause neck pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Chiropractic adjustment can correct misalignment, which can provide pain relief.
Physical therapy may be required as part of our neck pain treatment. Often, you will be taught corrective exercises you can perform at home. These exercises can help restore function in your neck, shoulders and prevent further damage to your neck.
Our chiropractor may also recommend lifestyle changes. These may include stretching and reducing the time you spend on your phone.
In addition, you should change your posture when using your devices. An easy way to do this is to hold your device at eye level. This alignment prevents your head from being down.
Massage therapy can also be helpful for text neck. Massage therapy can help loosen tight muscles, which occur with text neck. This technique is often used for the neck, shoulders, and back.
Text Neck Treatment with Ponte Vedra Wellness Center
If you are experiencing pain due to text neck in Ponte Vedra Beachor or Nocatee, FL, contact us at Ponte Vedra Wellness Center. Our chiropractors offer the treatments you need to find relief. Call our office at Ponte Vedra Beach (904) 273-2691 or Nocatee (904) 834-2717 to schedule an appointment.