According to Dr Eric Chun-Pu Chu, DC PhD, of Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong (CDAHK), people spend about 6 hours a day gazing at their mobile phones, which can cause major text-neck aches and numbness.

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 05, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — According to the research study at Journal of Medical Cases, spinal manipulative therapy is effective in correcting out of alignment in the neck (1).

What text neck does to your body is as follows: It put the neck in the wrong position: lengthens the tendons, and ligaments behind the neck while misaligning and tightening the neck. “Our heads weigh ten pounds. The weight your neck must support doubles for every inch your head is inclined forward. That additional tension builds up over time,” according to CDAHK

It usually starts with pain in the neck, shoulders, or back. It could also give you a sharp pain, a headache, stiffness in your neck or jaw, or numbness in your arms and hands. The condition happens when the neck is in an odd position, which puts stress on the cervical spine and the muscles that support it. This is what happens when you bend your neck forward for a long time to look at your screen or phone.

However, giving up our gadgets isn’t really an option. Instead, we may ensure that we attend maintenance care  and adopt healthy routines to avoid the aches and pains related to text neck.

Chiropractors recommend for getting adjusted if you feel persistent pain. The monthly care helps ease pain and repair the structural problems that text neck over time generates. Chiropractic care was named as one of the main non-pharmacological treatments for acute and chronic neck (1-4), shoulder (5), and back pain (6-9).

Therefore, keep in mind that no one tool is certain to relieve your tech-related symptoms. But in the end, remaining good habbits and exercising don’t hurt to maintain your muscles supple and active.

1. Chu EC. Reducing Cervical Retrolisthesis With Long-Term Monthly Chiropractic Maintenance Care: A Case Report. J Med Cases. 2022 Jul;13(7):359-364.
2.Chu EC. Preventing the progression of text neck in a young man: A case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2022 Mar;17(3):978-982.
3. Chu ECP, Lee LYK. Adjacent segment pathology of the cervical spine: A case report. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Feb;11(2):787-789.
4. Chu EC, Trager RJ, Shum JSF, Lai CR. Pancoast Tumor Presenting as Neck Pain in the Chiropractic Office: A Case Report and Literature Review. Am J Case Rep. 2022 Jul 7;23:e937052.
5. Chu EC. Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) in 16 Patients Following COVID-19 Vaccination Who Presented to Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Physiotherapy Clinics in Hong Kong During 2021. Med Sci Monit. 2022 Jul 11;28:e937430
6. Chu EC, Trager RJ. Effectiveness of Multimodal Chiropractic Care Featuring Spinal Manipulation for Persistent Spinal Pain Syndrome Following Lumbar Spine Surgery: Retrospective Chart Review of 31 Adults in Hong Kong. Med Sci Monit. 2022 Aug 2;28:e937640.
7. Chu EC, Trager RJ, Chen ATC. Conservative Management of Low Back Pain Related to an Unresectable Aggressive Sacral Hemangioma: A Case Report. Am J Case Rep. 2022 Jun 23;23:e936984.
8. Chu EC. Large abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with concomitant acute lumbar disc herniation – a case report. J Med Life. 2022 Jun;15(6):871-875.
9. Chu EC, Leung KKY. Chiropractic Management of Symptomatic Pedicle Hemangioma: a Case Report. Maedica (Bucur). 2022 Jun;17(2):528-531.

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