Tech neck syndrome occurs due to overstressed neck muscles due to extensive use of phones, tablets, and computers. Overuse of the neck and back muscles leads to neck pain, shoulder pain, stiffness, and soreness. This condition is becoming more and more widespread and our chiropractor at Back in Balance Wellness Center is seeing more cases of tech neck syndrome than ever before. Thankfully, we have years of experience alleviating the symptoms of tech, restoring good posture, and strengthening the body to prevent the condition from returning. If you live in Bangor or Ellsworth, ME, we are ready to assist you.
Do I Have Tech Neck Syndrome?
The body is not designed to be hunched over or looking down for extended periods. Poor posture results in the weight of the head being forced on your neck without the support of your back, leading to muscular strain, spinal misalignment, herniated discs, and more. If you have tech neck syndrome, you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Upper back pain
- Neck and back stiffness
- Eye strain and soreness
Relieving Neck Pain Associated with Tech Neck Syndrome
Rather than masking your symptoms with prescription medication, our chiropractor will address the root cause of your neck pain. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will reduce your neck pain, improve your range of motion, and enhance your body’s ability to heal itself. Gentle adjustments are performed to put the body back into alignment. Our chiropractor will also treat any herniated discs if they are present. A long-term treatment plan is created to help you maintain a healthy posture and minimize the chances of the condition returning in the future.
Preventing Tech Neck
While our experienced chiropractor can treat tech neck and greatly improve your condition, it is important to take steps to prevent future recurrences. If you work all day in front of a computer screen, try lowering your seat a bit and elevating the screen so it is closer to eye level and does not require you to constantly look down. Make a conscious effort to sit up straight and get up to take frequent breaks (even if it's just a few moments of stretching).
Chiropractor in Bangor and Ellsworth
If you live in Bangor, ME, or Ellsworth, ME and are suffering from tech neck, Back in Balance Wellness Center is ready to assist you. Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to identify the underlying causes of your pain before creating a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us or request an appointment online.