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Are You Afflicted With Tech Neck?

Young women looking at phoneFrom texting on their smartphones to streaming videos on their tablets, more people than ever are spending lots of time on their digital devices. Many individuals are living with tech neck and don’t even know it. This modern ailment refers to neck pain that’s attributed to the use of technology.

The number one thing we see when we go into our patient rooms is patients who are slumped over, texting. We see that as little as 10-15 degrees of forward neck positioning will create up to 25-30 pounds more stress in their neck and their shoulders.

That’s going to result in neck pain, headaches, mid back pain and improper lung capacity due to the shoulders rolling forward creating less movement.

The Value of Chiropractic & Rehab Exercises

We want to partner with you to improve your posture, mobility and strength through adjustments and rehab exercises that you can do at home.

In his recent video, Dr. Storm demonstrates two exercises that he teaches patients to do at home. The first is called the neck retraction; he also demonstrates a shoulder positioning exercise. Those shoulder rolls will reinforce the proper position for you.

Gentle chiropractic adjustments also can address tech neck. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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