Do you have a Pain in the Neck...literally?
See us for neck pain if…
Text Neck--A Modern Spine Ailment
Text neck, the onset of cervical spinal degeneration, happens when people are hunched over looking at their electronic devices, for hours at a time, which really puts an extreme load on the spine.
A recent study published in the journal 'Surgical Technology International' shows that when you are standing or sitting straight your head weighs, 10 to 12 lbs. on average. But if you lean 15 degrees forward, the head weight is more like 27 lbs. With a 30-degree tilt, 40 lbs. And when you are hunched over at a 60-degree angle looking at a mobile device your head puts a 60 lbs. strain on your neck.
Tips to avoid text neck pain:
Your VisitDuring your visit, we will perform exams to locate the source of your pain and will ask you questions about your current symptoms and remedies you may have already tried. For example:
We will also do physical and neurological exams. In the physical exam, we will observe your
posture, range of motion, and physical condition, noting movement that causes pain. We will
feel your spine, note its curvature and alignment, and feel for muscle spasm. A check of your
shoulder area is also in order. During the neurological exam, we will test your reflexes, muscle
strength, other nerve changes, and pain spread. If necessary, we will take x-rays or recommend
a CAT, MRI or EMG scans.
A neck adjustment (also known as cervical manipulation) is a precise procedure applied to the joints of the neck, usually by hand. A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine and to restore range of motion; it can also increase movement of the adjoining muscles. Patients typically notice an improved ability to turn and tilt the head, and a reduction of pain, soreness, and stiffness. In addition to manipulation, the treatment plan may include mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises, or something else.
Call us today at (888) 851-7878 for a free evaluation and consultation to see how we can help relieve your neck pain. Chiropractic care at Robinson Chiropractic is non-invasive, safe, gentle and a natural approach to neck pain treatment options.
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