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Posted on 11-16-2016
Here at Secrest Family Chiropractic, PC, our Scottsdale chiropractor wants to help alleviate your symptoms and avoid future flare-ups of neck injuries. Do you use your phone or another mobile device for several hours a day? If you are not practicing good posture while you stare at your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you could develop text neck, which is an overuse injury of the neck. Tilting the head forward puts increased pressure on the neck. The exact amount of pressure depends on how far forward you tilt your head. For example, if you tilt your head forward at little at 15 degrees, your neck has to support slightly more than twice the actual weight of your head.
Like most overuse injuries, text neck causes inflammation and pain. Since it is a neck injury, it tends to cause neck and upper back pain and soreness. Individuals may also experience muscle spasms. If a nerve in the neck becomes pinched, individuals may also notice numbness or tingling down the arms.
Our chiropractor in Scottsdale, Dr. Daniel P. Secrest, DC, offers conservative care for neck injuries at our Scottsdale chiropractic office. Our treatment goals involve helping you manage your symptoms and avoid flare-ups in the future. This often involves giving you posture advice in order to minimize the strain on your neck while you use your phone or other digital device. Common suggestions often revolve around maintaining good posture, raising your phone and frequently setting your phone down, stretching and resting.
In addition to practicing good self-care, you may also benefit from cold laser therapy, which can help reduce soft tissue inflammation, and chiropractic therapy, which often includes spinal adjustments. Spinal adjustments are used to realign misaligned vertebrae, called subluxations, in order to maximize their range of motion.
To schedule an appointment for your neck injury, call us today! How have treatments from our chiropractor helped heal your neck injury?
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