“Text neck” has become a health problem around the world, affecting millions of people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Text neck and Chiropractic
Dr. Dean L. Fishman, an American chiropractor, is a pioneer in the treatment of technology-related injuries. He was the one who created the expression “Text Neck” in 2008, to explain the consequences of repeated stress on the human body, caused by bad positioning of the neck, during excessive use of portable electronic devices of all kinds.
The syndrome of Text Neck
According to Dr. Dean L. Fishman, “Text Neck” is a syndrome of excessive use or a repetitive stress injury, in which your head is tilted forward and down looking at the mobile device for long periods of time.
In addition, it should be kept in mind that over time it is very common for this disease to be accompanied by kyphosis.
Problems, symptoms and consequences
The main ailments associated with Text Neck includes chronic headache, cervical stiffness, pain in the; neck, shoulders, back, arms, fingers, hands, wrists and elbows, as well as numbness and tingling in the upper extremities.
Therefore, if left untreated, it can cause serious permanent damage, including premature onset of arthritis, muscle and nerve damage, spinal degeneration or misalignment, kyphosis, a flattening of the spinal curve, disk compression, herniated disk, gastrointestinal disorders and loss of lung volume capacity.
Step by step treatment
The chiropractic treatment consists of finding and treating subluxations, including vertebral adjustments and mobilizations focused on spinal decompression therapy. Your chiropractor will evaluate the neurological and muscle function and correct any dysfunction or subluxation. Spinal realignment will allow the muscles to relax, putting an end to the painful spasms.
With vertebral adjustments, exercise and postural changes, Chiropractic will help you with the ailments and problems derived from the Text Neck syndrome. The consequences can be devastating (esthetically, psychologically and physically)
if they are not treated in time.
CONTRAINDICATED TO SIT
In the first 10 to 15 minutes after your visit it is contraindicated to sit down.
During this period of time it is necessary to walk to mobilize the joints that we just release and walking also facilitate better joint lubrication and nutrition of the intervertebral discs.
IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS
During the next 24 hours following the first sessions avoid any excessive effort.
Otherwise, the effectiveness of the adjustment received will decrease.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Before and after every visit, avoid all kinds of tension.
Both physical and mental. The more relaxed you are the more benefit you will get from your treatment.
The set appointments must be respected.
They have been established to obtain the best results.
AFTER AN ADJUSTMENT
The sensations that each person may experience after an adjustment may vary without affecting the result and benefit of the treatment in the medium and long term.
After an adjustment, you may experience a feeling of relaxation, having a lot of energy, general well-being, disappearance or relief of symptoms, soreness or pain.
You may sometimes even experience discomfort since the body has to adapt to the new posture and position.
Links of interest
– Dr. Dean L. Fishman,