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How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Text Neck?

Written By Anchorage Physical Medicine on July 2, 2019

Man with text neckScrolling, swiping, and typing—We all spend an inordinate number of minutes on these tasks per day. As a result, our Anchorage chiropractic team is seeing a growing number of clients seeking neck pain treatment for the modern concept known as “text neck.”

A staggering 95% of Americans own and regularly use a cellular phone, while 77% of adults own a smartphone (up from 35% in 2011). Further, text messaging is the top reason most folks use their technology, and Americans send an estimated 26 billion text messages per day.

Talk about a pain in the neck – literally. With this much time spent hunched over the screen, upper back strain and tension are on the rise. Fortunately, all-natural chiropractic neck pain treatment is an option – assuming you can’t ditch that phone completely!

Anchorage Neck Pain Treatment

Text neck can affect adults and children alike. In the pediatric population, too many hours hovering over a screen can cause permanent damage to the development of the spine.

Neck pain caused by texting can feel like:

  • Pain in the Upper Back: This can present as severe and stabbing pain, nagging dull aches, or chronic muscle spasming

  • Shoulder Discomfort: The human adult head weighs 8-10 pounds. When texting, this weight positioning can quickly lead to tightness and strain.

  • Pinched Nerves: Excessive scrolling can actually cause a pinched cervical nerve, resulting in radiating pain through the shoulder, arm, and hand.

Along with remembering to hold the phone at eye level and taking frequent breaks, targeted chiropractic care can alleviate neck pain from even the most habitual smartphone user.

The chiropractic team at Anchorage Spinal Care is ready to treat your chronic neck pain today! To get started, use that smartphone to make an appointment online – or call us at 907-333-6525.


Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment