Neck pain is common in the modern world. In part, it’s because lifestyle changes in society have led to more strain on the neck. Let’s take a close look at 3 ways we may be inflicting neck pain on ourselves. Then we’ll consider a natural way to get some long-lasting relief.
#1: Text Neck – How Mobile Use Leads to Neck Pain
It’s not a secret anymore that smartphones lead to poor posture. Craning the neck to check a smartphone 10, 20, or 100 times a day is clearly not what the spine was designed to do. Of course, text neck is a bit of misnomer now. Most people spend more time on smartphones checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media profiles. Social media neck just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
#2: Netflix Neck – How Binge-Watching Affects the Neck
As if we didn’t spend enough time look at mobile devices, the latest trend is to binge-watch an entire TV series, and it often happens on a tablet. Leaning over a mobile device to catch up on your favorite show over the weekend can be fun for a couple of days, but your neck will be sure to complain by the time it’s over. Again, Netflix neck is pretty catchy, but binge-watching on Hulu or Amazon will leave you just as sore.
#3: Teck Neck – All the Other Ways Technology Is Slowly Hurting Us
Whether it’s a smartphone, a tablet, or simply a monitor on a desk at work that isn’t at eye level, it seems like every form of technology is designed to give us poor posture. How can you break the cycle when technology has become such a necessary part of society?
- Consciously maintain proper posture
- Keep monitors and mobile devices as close to eye level as possible
- Seek out upper cervical care
Upper Cervical Chiropractic for Chronic Neck Pain
If you suffer from chronic neck pain, or even if you are at high risk to develop neck pain due to technology use at work and for recreation, find an upper cervical chiropractor near you. You may be surprised to learn that a gentle adjustment to help maintain alignment might allow you to sustain better posture and experience less pain.