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Common Questions About "Text Neck"

Common Questions About “Text Neck”

Do you find yourself looking down at your phone throughout the day? While it may seem harmless, this repetitive motion places excessive stress on your neck, back, and shoulder muscles, leading to a condition known as text neck. If you find yourself suffering from neck pain, Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle is ready to assist you.

Does Text Neck Cause Neck Pain?

Yes. Our level of dependence on our cell phones is a relatively new phenomenon. Until about 10 years ago, we were not constantly looking at our phones. Today, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing people sitting around looking down at their phones, holding the position for 30 minutes or longer.

Why Do We Get Text Neck?

A human head weighs twelve pounds on average. When we bend our heads downward, we are putting not just that 12 pounds, but 50 to 60 pounds of pressure on our neck, upper back, and shoulders due to gravity. Looking down into your phone screen can cause you to develop rounded shoulders, further throwing off the alignment of your body. Repeated pressure and stress on these muscles can lead to aches, pains, headaches, poor posture, and reduced mobility.

What is the Solution for Text Neck?

Our chiropractor teaches exercises and stretches to help loosen your muscles and increase your flexibility. We will also make suggestions regarding viewing your phone more healthily. Spinal adjustments and massage therapy will reduce your neck pain, improve your range of motion, and allow your body to heal itself more efficiently. Continued chiropractic care will prevent you from developing text neck again in the future.

Chiropractor in Newcastle

At Chiropractic Wellness Center, we have years of experience providing Newcastle residents with natural and effective chiropractic care for text neck relief. Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system before creating a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (425) 641-7470.

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  • "Dr. Maxwell and her team are really great. I love that she takes the time to really figure out what is going on with me and genuinely CARES about my health and well-being. I have been going to her for years. I had been hurting SO badly with chronic pain due to illness and debilitating migraines and she got me in right away, and adjusted me gently since it had been a while; even this gentle (but thorough) adjustment had me feeling 100times better than I've been for weeks. I can't brag enough. I have always felt so good after her adjustments. I'll be making the drive from Mukilteo to Newcastle just to continue to receive treatment from her and Dr Stephanie every week."
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