Take a walk down any street in NYC and see just how many of us are walking around looking down at our phones. It’s no wonder so many of us are struggling with a modern day phenomenon called tech neck! Our centrally located Manhattan chiropractor and medical doctor team are here to help you find lasting relief to your neck pain related to frequent cell phone and computer use.
Tech neck, alternatively known as text neck, is a syndrome of symptoms which can occur after spending an excessive amount of time with your neck, shoulders, and upper back rounded forward as you use a computer or cell phone (do a quick check of your posture right now and see if you can notice what we’re talking about!). This posture can strain the connective tissues in your cervical spine by altering the normal resting position and increasing relative tension and strain on muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
You may be suffering from tech neck if you experience:
If your texting posture puts pressure on a cervical nerve, you may also experience numbness and tingling in the arm or hand.
We believe in addressing the root cause of your symptoms in addition to relieving your symptoms themselves. This way, we’re not merely putting a band-aid on your issue or masking your pain (as medications, while sometimes necessary, often do), but empowering you to take more control of your health so you can feel and function better at work, home, and play.
Our services for text neck hinge on teaching you about postural awareness—a very difficult habit to change! We’ll teach you safer, more energy efficient ways to use your phone and computer, as well as address any postural imbalances (including altered muscle length/tension relationships in the rotator cuff muscles, spinal muscles, and so on). We can also train you on ways to improve your ergonomics and work habits.
We also offer additional services to relieve pain, stiffness, and tech neck tenderness, including:
Technology isn’t going anywhere—but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a sore neck from using it. Contact Balanced Health Medical today to connect with a Manhattan chiropractor. We can get you in to see us as soon as possible! Call (212) 755-1717 now.