Common Questions About "Text Neck"


Our smartphones are a great help in many ways. You can always be in touch with friends, loved ones, and work. We can even use our smartphones to get a lot accomplished each day. Despite the many benefits of having a smartphone always available, though, there are also some drawbacks. "Text Neck" is an increasingly common neck disorder that can cause pain and discomfort. When left untreated, this condition can cause long-term pain and immobility. At Lake Marion Chiropractic Center, we can help patients fight the symptoms of text neck. Following are the answers to a few questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding text neck.

What Is Text Neck?

Text neck is a term used to describe the poor posture that most people use to look down at their phones while texting or doing other activities. When this posture is maintained for prolonged amounts of time, it can start to put a strain on the discs and vertebrae of the spine. This can result in pain, and if left untreated it could result in permanent damage.

How Can I Avoid Text Neck?

One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to practice good phone habits. If you are going to be on your phone or any other type of screen for a prolonged period, you need to make sure the screen is placed at an appropriate angle to promote good posture. Holding the phone in your hands down in front of your torso is the worst possible position. This may be okay for short amounts of time, say to send a text message, but for prolonged activity, such as reading, the screen needs to be held at eye level.

Can A Chiropractor Help?

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of text neck, our chiropractor can help. We will discuss the best screen habits to encourage good posture. Spinal adjustments can also help with any neck pain you are experiencing. Regular chiropractic adjustments will reduce your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Neck Pain Treatment in Lakeville, MN, and St. Paul, MN

Call Lake Marion Chiropractic Center today at (952) 469-8385 for more information on text neck or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.


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