Look around you today and you will notice that a lot of the time, we have our heads down, looking at our phones, tablets, computers, or other technological devices. Most work today requires some time spent staring at a computer screen. With this age of technology comes many benefits but also some downfalls. For instance, constantly looking down at screens can take a toll on our health. It can lead to a condition called “tech neck” or “text neck” in which looking down or hunching over a screen can lead to improper posture and pain. But that doesn’t have to be the case with care from a Rochester Hills chiropractor.
Ease Symptoms of Pain
Tech neck can be painful as the constant looking down at screens causes the head to move forward, putting pressure on the neck. Every inch forward our head goes out adds a whopping ten pounds of pressure to the neck. Of course, this is going to cause pain such as muscle stiffness, sore neck, headaches, shoulder stiffness and pain, and tingling in the upper extremities and neck. Chiropractic care from a Rochester Hills chiropractor can focus on the neck and spine to alleviate the pressure and ease pain.
Constant hunching over or looking down affects proper spinal alignment. Slumped over shoulders lead to poor posture habits which only exacerbate tech neck pain. It can cause spinal misalignments that wreak havoc on the body. Spinal misalignments cause nerve interference that disrupts the function of various systems in the body. Poor spinal alignment can also lead to problems like pinched nerves that add to our neck troubles. Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic can remove spinal misalignments to restore proper posture where your feet stay in alignment with your knees, shoulders, and head for more comfortable movement and less pain. With neurologically-based chiropractic care, the head will be properly supported by the neck and spine, resulting in relief from tech neck pain.
Alleviate Dysfunction within the Body
Spinal misalignments lead to more than just tech neck pain. They can disrupt the entire function of the body’s systems and lead to all sorts of problems, such as digestion issues, reducing immune system function, and chronic pain. Improve quality of life through regular visits to Dr. Shanahan and Dr. Madigan. When the body is functioning optimally, you will be able to work, live, and play without signs or symptoms of tech neck pain.
If your neck has you rethinking your job or has you struggling to get through the workday without discomfort, chiropractic care can help. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Shanahan and Dr. Madigan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic.