Multiple conditions can cause pain and discomfort. One of the more common ones you may not have heard is text neck. If you're in the Tampa, FL, area and need a chiropractor for this condition or other concerns, Family Health Chiropractic Center is here to help. Chiropractic care aims to help you move freely and with less pain. We can help you do that when you work with us for treatment that can get you back to living your life fully again.
What Is Text Neck?
Text neck is a term for the pain and misalignment of the neck that can come from looking down at a cell phone for long periods. The word originated because people frequently adopt this posture when texting, which many often do throughout the day. Even if you're not texting, you can still get a text neck from staring at your phone for long periods. This position puts pressure on the head and neck, which can cause pain, headaches, and reduced mobility.
How Is Text Neck Treated?
Our chiropractor can treat text neck by realigning bones and joints in the neck and upper spine. Taking pressure off the neck makes it easier to move your head and neck without pain. It's essential to treat text neck before it worsens. If you work in a field where you're using your phone, treating text neck can help improve your work ethic.
Can You Prevent Text Neck?
It's not always easy to prevent text neck. Ideally, you can reduce the chances of having this problem if you don't hunch over to look down at your phone. Instead, keeping your head and shoulder back while holding your phone up could prevent pain and lower your risk. Yet, that's not always easy or convenient. Most people bend their head and neck forward and down while holding their phone at waist or chest height. Nevertheless, understanding what causes text neck can help you avoid it.
Work with Our Family Chiropractor
Family Health Chiropractic Center is here for you. You can visit if you're in the Tampa, FL, area and looking for an after work chiropractor. Having an after work chiropractor also means you can bring the entire family for a checkup and any needed treatment, which helps you get more done and keep everyone healthy. Our family chiropractor is here to make it easier for you to care for yourself and your family. Call our office today at (813) 882-8181.