If you spend a lot of time looking down at your phone, tablet, or other electronic screens, you may develop a condition called text neck. This condition is caused by the forward head carriage that results from looking down at these devices for extended periods. Our chiropractors at Spine & Joint Chiropractic Rehab Clinic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with text neck.
What Causes Text Neck?
When you look down at your electronic device, the weight of your head puts pressure on your neck and spine. This can lead to inflammation and pain in the neck and upper back. Postures that can also lead to text neck include:
This is when you sit with your shoulders slumped forward and your head down. This posture puts extra pressure on the neck and spine, leading to pain.
Tilting Your Head
Your head weighs about 10 pounds. Tilting it to one side puts pressure on the neck muscles, which can lead to pain.
Rounding Your Shoulders
Your shoulders are meant to be in line with your ears. Rounding them forward puts pressure on the neck and can lead to pain.
The Symptoms of Text Neck
The symptoms of text neck include:
Upper back pain
Numbness or tingling in the arms or hands
Chiropractors Can Help
A chiropractor can relieve the pain and discomfort associated with text neck. We assess and treat problems with the spine and musculoskeletal system using chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and exercises.
Contact Our Chiropractors for Help with Text Neck
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort due to text neck, our chiropractors at Spine & Joint Chiropractic Rehab Clinic in Dubai can help. Call our team today at +971 4 566 5763 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.
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