Is Chiropractic an Effective Neck Pain Treatment for Text Neck?

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on April 15, 2019

If you’re suffering from chronic neck or upper back pain, there’s a good chance text neck is the culprit.

Although people think “text neck” is a fairly new phenomenon, it’s merely more common these days due to smartphones. In truth, people have always hunched over books, desks, and workspaces.

Here’s what causes text neck and why chiropractic care is such an effective neck pain treatment.

What Causes Text Neck?

On average, the human head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds. That may not seem like much, but that’s because your spine and neck rely on proper posture to keep the weight balanced in a healthy manner.

When we slouch or hunch over to look at our phones or books, this strain turns into 27 pounds of weight at just a 15-degree angle.

The weight continues to increase the further you hunch over. By the time you reach a 60-degree angle, the weight of your head feels like the equivalent of 60 pounds pulling on your cervical spine.

If you spend a lot of time hunched over a workstation, phone, or book, you may not give much attention to your posture. Are some lightbulbs going off? Here are a few symptoms of text neck you may recognize.

  • Chronic upper back pain – either dull or sharp
  • Tense, painful, or raised shoulders
  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in your hands or arms due to a pinched nerve in your neck

Chiropractic as an Effective Neck Pain Treatment

Studies show that chiropractic care along with proper exercise is more effective for treating neck pain than over-the-counter medications and other conventional treatments.

Using gentle spinal manipulation, mobilization, and other adjustment techniques, your Peachtree City chiropractor will relieve built-up tension throughout your cervical spine. He or she will also provide you with at-home exercises to improve your posture and avoid recurrence of the pain.

This is how chiropractors work to provide long-term comprehensive care rather than quick short-term solutions.

Comprehensive Chiropractic Care in Peachtree City

Dr. John Giovanelli has over 30 years of experience providing natural neck pain treatment to patients throughout the Peachtree City, Georgia community. Patients trust Dr. Giovanelli because he takes a comprehensive approach to chiropractic care and overall wellness.

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