This does not seem to be the case anymore. We are seeing a lot of not just kids but adults and not just young adults but middle-aged as well as elderly. Basically you name it and everyone is seemingly having the same issue right now. I like to call it tech or honestly right now we've been calling it society neck.
Because everything in society has us looking down. Now that is not always a bad thing however over periods of time and certain activities will compound creating it to be substantial amounts of time.
When we look down we put our neck in a compromised position making it vulnerable to pain, to structural changes, to muscle tension, to neck stiffness, and so much more.
So what we would like to do is take a few moments to discuss this to discuss what is tech/text neck, what is some preventive things that we can do to help, what are the consequences of not doing anything.
Tech neck is currently being described as a misalignment or rather a structural change that we can identified through x-rays specifically cervical x-rays.That is one reason that we tend to take X-rays and our office is so that you can see exactly what's going on within your neck and we can properly identify diagnose Tech neck.
Some ways that you can prevent tech neck would be with good posture. So while you're sitting at a desk keep things more eye level. If you're unsure of how to set up your desk so this does not occur, or unsure how to put yourself in a good position while sitting at a desk please feel free to reach out to us as we have a great hand out. We give this handout to all of our patients for free, so please stop by our office to grab one for yourself, your kids or family. And we actually go over this in some of our videos. So you can click the link here and it will take you to our YouTube channel where we have a lot of tips exercises and things like that on how to help with text neck low back pain neck pain how to set your chair upright all kinds of goodies.
Some of the things that occur if it's untreated you'll start to get neck tension, neck stiffness, maybe even neck pain, and it can actually even cause you to get radiation into your arms and hands if this goes on for a significant amount of time. You can also start to create degenerative disc disease or degenerative change throughout your neck or cervical spine as we call it.
So this is just a quick article about how to help with your neck pain, neck stiffness, your tech neck things like that. We see this every day in our chiropractic office here in San Diego located in the area of Kearny Mesa. So if you are or know someone that is having some of these issues please feel free to have them reach out to us. We would gladly find out what is causing the issues and also let them know what's causing those through our thorough examination as well as full spine digital x-rays.
While also being one of the best chiropractors in San Diego with a lot of 5-star google reviews, we can help provide chiropractic adjustments and care for them, so this does not keep happening to them.
If you know somebody interested or struggling with these issues and ready to get their life back on track, to stop suffering with these pains and that is located in San Diego please click the link here this will take them directly to a place that they can book their first appointment. If you have a child or yourself and are concerned with long term effects from poor posture on your neck, then you are also in the right spot.
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
7822 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA 92111