As technology continues to advance, it has become an inseparable part of our lives. We use our phones, laptops, and tablets constantly, which can lead to poor posture and the resulting condition known as “tech neck”. Tech neck is a form of forward head posture due to prolonged use of technology, causing neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and other symptoms.
It is important to maintain proper posture when using technology. This means that the head should be balanced on top of the spine and the shoulders should be relaxed and in line with the spine. Sitting up straight in a chair with feet flat on the floor and keeping the arms in a comfortable position can help maintain good posture.
Unfortunately, tech neck is becoming increasingly common and can cause a number of issues. Symptoms of tech neck include neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and decreased range of motion. Over time, tech neck can cause nerve compression, leading to further pain, numbness, and loss of strength. If tech neck is left untreated, it can even lead to long-term issues such as arthritis.
Corrective chiropractic care is an effective way to treat tech neck. A chiropractor can help determine the underlying cause of the problem and develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatments may include spinal manipulation, stretching, and strengthening exercises. These treatments can help improve posture, reduce pain, and restore range of motion.
At SF Custom Chiropractic, we specialize in correcting tech neck and helping our patients achieve optimal health. Our experts can develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and lifestyle. Book an appointment today to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you find relief from tech neck.