At Spine Pain Center in North Charleston, SC, we treat patients from a large area. The cities we serve include Myrtle Beach, Summerville, Surfside, Mount Pleasant, and Irmo, Columbia. We can treat patients with a variety of conditions, including text neck. Text neck is a painful condition that is becoming very common, especially among young people. Thankfully, we can treat it effectively. Keep reading to learn more about the treatment options for text neck.
What Is Text Neck?
If you spend a great deal of time looking at your phone and you've developed neck pain, you may have text neck. Looking down at your phone constantly puts your neck in an unnatural posture, which can cause serious injury in the long term. Text neck can be caused by a variety of underlying conditions.
One of the most common underlying conditions behind text neck is a misaligned spine. This can cause neck pain directly and indirectly. A misaligned spine could cause pain indirectly if your spine is pressing on a nearby nerve. This may result in back pain or shooting pain down your leg.
The muscles in your neck could also become sore from excessive texting. Text neck could even be caused by a herniated disc. No matter what the cause is, our team can treat it.
Spinal adjustment is the first-line treatment that we offer for most patients with text neck. This often quickly relieves both neck pain and shooting pain caused by an irritated nerve. If you have a herniated disc due to excessive texting, we may treat you with spinal decompression therapy. This involves gently stretching your spine to relieve pressure on the injured disc. Finally, your chiropractor may recommend exercise therapy. This will consist of a regimen of neck stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles and connective tissue in the area.
Make an Appointment for Chiropractic Care Today
Spine Pain Center in North Charleston, SC is here for patients in the Myrtle Beach, Summerville, Surfside, Mount Pleasant, and Irmo, Columbia areas. We can effectively treat patients with a variety of conditions, including text neck. If you want to learn more about this condition and about the treatments we can offer, send a message through our site or give us a call. We'd be happy to give you the info you need and to help you make an appointment. Make an appointment for chiropractic care from a leading chiropractor today.