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Tech Neck and Chiropractic

Tablets, phones, laptops and smart-watches are a staple in American life and they are not going away any time soon. Studies have shown that the average mobile phone user in the United States, looks down at their phone for an average of 2.7 hours per day.

When you look down, your neck goes into flexion, which means that the normal C-shaped curve reverses, causing pulling in your neck. Your upper back or thoracic spine slouches, your shoulders roll forward, and your chin tilts upward into a forward head position. Your head is no longer supported over your body, It is positioned far forward, putting strain on your neck, shoulders, and back. This positioning causes adverse stress on the joints, muscles, and discs if you remain in this position for more than 20 minutes.

This increased pressure in the joints then puts pressure on the nerves, discs and muscles attached to the spine. Tightness in the musculature results in pain and stiffness in the neck, arms, shoulders, and back. Furthermore, this positioning can lead to headaches. Normally, when the ears are aligned over the center of your shoulders, the average head exerts 10-15 pounds of pressure on the neck which is about the weight of a bowling ball.

If left untreated, over time, “Tech Neck” can cause long-term damage to your spinal cord- the transmitter of communication from the brain. Side effects of spinal cord strain include but are not limited to, headaches, tingling in the hands/wrists, spasms in the shoulders, arthritis and even decreased lung capacity.

Chiropractic care has been clinically proven to effectively prevent conditions like Tech Neck, as well as other painful conditions that impact the neck, spine and back. Regular chiropractic adjustments return your body to its natural state and help restore your optimal health.

Chiropractic care focuses on relieving the nervous system of stress caused by physical, chemical and/or emotional trauma. Tech Neck is considered a physical trauma to the body. The forward head positioning of Tech Neck pulls and stretches the spinal cord. The chiropractic adjustment seeks to realign the spine while also stimulating the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals in the body!

At our office we can help you develop a plan for your workstation so that you can avoid the habits that cause stretching of your spinal cord. We also offer medical massage and electro-acupuncture which are great treatments that coincide with chiropractic care. Tech Neck does not have to be your forever situation. We are here to help.

The Van Ness Chiropractic Difference

At Van Ness Chiropractic, we realize that stress and imbalance in the body is not one size fits all. We have the clinical knowledge and expert staff to offer treatment that is both effective and empowering.  Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up your appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to health today.  You can also visit us at vannesschiro.com to find out more.

 

 

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Tuesday
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* For emergency or after hour appointments, call or text Dr. Van Ness at 224-622-5836

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