Learn About Tech Neck Prevention & Treatment with Our Manhattan Chiropractor
Sometimes, even seemingly minor habits can lead to significant health issues that can affect our day-to-day function. Manhattan chiropractor Dr. Alan Belsky has worked with thousands of people in his career, now spanning three decades. With more and more frequency, Dr. Belsky is meeting people of all ages suffering from a modern era ailment known as text neck (alternatively, tech neck).
What is Text Neck/Tech Neck?
As the name implies, tech neck is a syndrome associated with technology use (cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other smart devices). It's not the devices themselves causing an issue, but rather the way we use them.
Think about it: what's your posture when you send a text message or write an email on your computer? Most likely, your head is forward, your neck is bent, and your shoulders are protracted and internally rotated. By repeatedly putting ourselves into this stooped position, we are inadvertently placing excessive strain on the muscles, joints, nerves, bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia within our spine and shoulders. Not only is this uncomfortable, but the repeated and prolonged strain may increase your risk of recurring or long-term problems, including arthritis, disc disease, and nerve impingement!
Symptoms of tech neck include:
- Neck tenderness and stiffness, especially after using your cell phone
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
If your forwardly flexed position causes compression of a spinal nerve, additional symptoms of numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in an arm may present, as well.
How Our Chiropractor in Manhattan Can Treat & Prevent Your Tech Neck
For our chiropractor in Manhattan, one of the biggest goals of treating tech neck is teaching patients how to be more aware of their posture and how to modify their habits to reduce recurring strain and tension the spine. Through postural screening, ergonomic modifications, and body mechanics training, Dr. Belsky can teach you how to improve your posture and eliminate a major source of your symptoms.
Of course, alleviating your symptoms is also important, which he can do via natural and drug-free services including spinal adjustments, massage, and acupuncture. Together, these services restore normal joint alignment and mechanics, reduce pressure on spinal nerves, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance your body's ability to heal itself.
Contact Our NYC Chiropractor for Effective Help with Tech Neck
At NuView Health Medical, our NYC chiropractor Dr. Belsky wants you to take a closer look at your technology use in order to help you shed some light on your neck pain. For natural healing from a variety of acute or chronic conditions, contact our 10036 area clinic today by calling (212) 588-0707.