I am seeing more and more people come into my office with neck pain and other symptoms associated with having too much stress on the neck and upper back. Symptoms like headaches, fatigue, allergies, sinus issues, and migraines. What concerns me, is the people coming in with these symptoms are younger than ever before.
Text Neck is a big reason for such young people having neck pain and these issues. Let’s dive into this topic of text neck more and explore why it is a problem and how we can prevent and fix it.
The forward head posture of looking at handheld devices for long periods of time puts chronic stress on muscles, joints, and discs of the spine. The added stress to these tissues leads to them breaking down over time. The average human head may weigh between 8-15 lbs. For every inch your ear travels in front of your shoulder, the weight is magnified by 2x. So if your head is 10 lbs and poor posture puts your head one inch forward, the weight your neck has to carry is 20 lbs. Again, this may not sound like a big deal, but add this up over days, months and years and it leads to a lot of wear and tear on your spine. Wear and tear leads to degeneration and long term damage to your spine and your health.
If you are already suffering from health issues related to your neck and upper back we are here to help. Chiropractic can help restore normal alignment to your spine and train the muscles and soft tissues of the body to better adapt to the stresses of modern living. We can help get you feeling better and create a plan for a long term correction of your issues.
Yours in Health,