See Your San Diego Chiropractor for “Tech Neck” Pain Relief Treatment
Tech neck, also called text neck, anterior head syndrome and Janda’s upper cross syndrome is truly a 21st century overuse injury—and nearly everybody you see is at risk! Just walking the streets of San Diego, you see just about everybody craning their head down to stare at their mobile device all the time. Even kids, whose necks are particularly sensitive to posture issues—spend an average of 90 minutes with their heads hanging down. The physics of this poor posture habit turns the average 10-pound head into a 60-pound weight pulling down on neck vertebrae, pinching nerves, over-extending ligaments, tendons and all of the muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back. If you have symptoms like shoulder, upper back and neck pain or persistent headaches and migraines, see Chiropractor Dr. Herfindahl for pain relief treatment and ergonomic training.
Ergonomic Training and Chiropractic Care for Tech Neck Pain and Injury
Dr. Herfindahl is a specialist at helping people learn ergonomic ways of using their devices to avoid tech neck injury. But if you already struggle with “text pain”, chiropractic care and massage therapy can help you start feeling better now while you learn better posture and therapeutic exercises to prevent tech injuries in the future.
Tips for Avoiding Tech Neck Today
Not only should you follow these tech neck avoidance tips—help your family—especially young kids—learn these important posture techniques to safeguard their health:
- Stand or sit with your eyes looking straight ahead, shoulders relaxed, neck in neutral position.
- Lift your mobile device so that it meets your eyes while they look forward instead of craning your neck down.
- If your arms get tired, you can prop your elbows up on a table, or use a pillow across your middle to create a place for you to prop your elbows while you use your device.
- Take frequent breaks away from your device. Do not text or write emails for long periods of time on your device. Keep it short.
- When talking on the phone, do not crane your neck to the side to hold the phone to your shoulder. Use a Bluetooth device so you don’t have to hold your phone to your head at all.