Tilting your head just slightly forward puts an additional 10 pounds of pressure on your neck. So, when you’re cradling your phone with the side of your head, or constantly looking down while texting on your phone, you’re liable to get “text neck,” one of the new ailments of the younger generation. Dr. Royce McGowan, Dr. Shelita McGowan, and Dr. Kwame Jenkins at the McGowan Medical Centers in Jacksonville, Florida, are ready to relieve the pain in your neck.
Because young people especially are more frequently on their devices more than in any other generation, they’re feeling the strain and pain of looking down at their cell phones, computer tablets, and other handheld gadgets.
Leaning your head forward, even just a little, to look down at a screen can cause a severely pinched nerve over time. Over time, you could even flatten the natural curve of your neck and throw your whole spine out of alignment.
The result is numbness, tingling, headaches, and neck pain. Wearing a headset helps, but barring that, it may require a trip to the chiropractor to get relief.
The neck is a particularly sensitive and dangerous part of the body that holds up and support that 14-16 pounds of your head that’s the weight of a heavy bowling ball. The spinal cord, with all the nerves, runs through your back and connects to every part of your body.
A lot of things can cause persistent neck pain, but look out for these most common issues:
They can give proper adjustments to the neck to relieve pain. They may try traction or use small weights and pulleys to stretch out the neck. Stretching exercises also may be prescribed as part of your physical therapy. Set up an appointment with the experts at the McGowan Medical Centers for treatment of your neck pain today.a