While you might not think about it, your daily habits can have a large impact on your overall health. Tech neck syndrome is a posture condition that's starting to affect more people as modern phone and computer use increases. Here's what you need to know.
What Is Tech Neck?
Tech neck syndrome is a condition most often brought about as a result of looking at screens too much. You might not realize it, but most people slouch a bit and stick their neck forward when looking at a computer or phone. In many ways, tech neck is the same as any other neck strain or neck pain you may suffer.
What makes tech neck difficult to treat is the fact that most people can't avoid using computers and phones throughout the day. For many, simply avoiding activities that cause their tech neck symptoms isn’t an option.
Tech Neck Symptoms
There are a handful of symptoms that come with tech neck, but neck pain is the most common. Many people also experience some difficult turning or tilting their heads as a result of stiffness. The easiest way to tell you've got tech neck is to take a picture of your regular posture from the side. Your shoulders should be pulled back and straight in line with the rest of your body. If you notice you're pushing your shoulders forward or sticking your neck out further than you should be, that's probably what's causing your neck pain.
Treating Tech Neck
Tech neck is interesting when it comes to treatment because it's ultimately the result of poor habits. The first thing you should do if you're suffering from tech neck syndrome is visit a specialist to learn how to improve your posture. As far as pain relief goes, our chiropractor can adjust your neck to relieve some pressure and help make it easier to have good posture. Perhaps the best part about seeing a chiropractor when you're dealing with tech neck is that you don't have to take any medications or undergo surgery to effectively get rid of your pain.
Give Us a Call
If you've been dealing with long-term neck pain that you think may be a result of your posture, Capitol Rehab of Crofton can help. Between chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle changes, we can help you live a normal life again. Call Capitol Rehab of Crofton to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor today.