Common questions about text neck

If you are dealing with pain in your neck, and you use a cell phone, tablet, or laptop frequently, you may be suffering from a bought of text neck. At the first signs of this problem, call Beyond Chiropractic in Altamonte Springs for assistance. Here are some frequently asked questions about this type of injury and how our chiropractor can help.

What Is Text Neck?

Text neck is a phrase used to describe the pain experienced after looking at a cell phone or similar device for long stretches of time. The pain usually starts at the base of the neck and radiates upward. If you try to turn your head, you may experience a sharp pain as you stretch. In some instances, dull pain is felt at all times rather than just when moving the neck.

How Can I Avoid Text Neck?

Monitoring the amount of time you spend looking at a cell phone or similar device is the best way to avoid getting text neck. Set a timer to alert you when you should look up from your device to minimize the amount of time you stretch your neck in an awkward manner. Invest in a holder for your device and position it on a shelf or desk where it is located directly within view. Instead of looking down at your device, keep your gaze straight ahead so your neck is not bent while doing so.

How Can Our Chiropractor Help?

Our chiropractor will help you find relief by giving you spinal adjustments to relieve pain effectively. This process reduces joint stress and often heals areas of the body dealing with pain. In addition, massage of the area, temperature therapy tactics, or exercise regimes may be used to reduce the amount of neck pain you are experiencing.

Contact Beyond Chiropractic in Altamonte Springs to get started in finding a solution to your neck pain problem. Reach out to our chiropractor and make an appointment for a consultation. Call our practice at (407) 261-1001 to find out more information or to find out scheduling availability.

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