Mobile addiction is nothing new these days. From teenagers to even senior citizens, about 90% of the world’s population spends the maximum of their time on smartphones. Whether you are on your to work or relaxing at home, you are most likely to look down on your laptops, phones or tablets. And this causes ongoing neck pain or which is also known as text neck.
Physiotherapists and chiropractors embrace two types of approaches to treating text neck pain. The approaches are:
Improvement of postural habits while using mobile devices
Stretches and exercises to boost the strength and flexibility of the neck
You can take care of your postural habits if you stay alert whenever you are slouching or bending your head forwards to look at your phones. Let’s check out the treatment options involved in both approaches for relieving text neck pain.
Text neck is one of the severe conditions that result due to constant texting or using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The pain starts in the neck but spreads across the shoulders and even lower back if left untreated. The more you have clarity about text neck, the easier it will be for you to identify and treat it.
When one leans forward for a prolonged period, for instance, when using a cellphone while texting or reading something, they may end up with stress injuries. The posture formed may result in shoulder and cervical pains or headaches. Generally, text neck is a lifestyle problem that can be treated in several ways, including physiotherapy. Let’s see the benefits of Physiotherapy for text neck pain.
Part of the “new normal” for many people is working remotely from home. Swapping your normal office desk for a kitchen counter, sofa and end table, or kitchen table can result in uncomfortable neck and back pain because you are not maintaining proper posture.