Many people will tell you that they can’t survive a day without their phones. These devices are the keepers of so many aspects of the daily lives of people who use them. Although you might rely upon your handheld device to help you navigate through your day, our chiropractor here at Health Advantage Physical Medicine, and our team of practitioners urge you to acquaint yourself with conditions like tech neck which are directly related to the use of handheld electronic devices. Gaining an understanding of what tech neck is the best way for you to protect yourself from this condition.
Common but Not Widely Known
If you have ever had the experience of having pain in your neck after using your smartphone or tablet for an extended time, you have experienced text neck. The condition is generally associated with the cervical spine. However, the pain can radiate into the thoracic region of the spine. The pain is oftentimes felt in the shoulders as well. Tech neck develops due to the position the neck is held in while using electronics. If left unaddressed, it can lead to chronic neck pain and arthritis.
How We Treat Tech Neck
Our chiropractor and our team of medical practitioners combine several treatment modalities. In the specific case of treating tech neck, our chiropractor uses chiropractic treatment modalities like spinal adjustments, ultrasound therapy, electrotherapy, cold laser therapy, and heat and electrotherapy to help reduce the tension in the cervical spine.
Physical therapy treatments are also used in our practice for the treatment of tech neck. Our physical therapy and functional medicine professionals work with our patients to develop plans containing specific exercises to target problem areas, and to strengthen the muscles in the cervical spine.
We make every effort to treat each patient as an individual with a specific set of needs. Every patient is assessed and evaluated based on the symptoms they present. We are focused on educating our patients using a combination of functional medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Over time, our chiropractor will be able to relieve your pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Contact Our Functional Medicine Professionals in Pasadena, CA for Tech Neck Treatment
If you believe you are suffering from tech neck, the functional medicine professionals at Health Advantage Physical Medicine are ready to assist you. For more information on tech neck or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us today at (626) 798-7805.