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Social Media Can Be A Pain In The Neck

By Tom Herrin

Our modern technology is wonderful.  You can communicate with almost anyone at almost any time.  Volumes of people spend a pretty good bit of their time sending and receiving messages each day.  They are constantly looking down at their device, either texting or using social media.  It is a pretty good way to close off everyone around you.  Cutting off personal communication is not the only bad thing about it.  You can also find yourself with another kind of problem related to this kind of behavior.  It is being called text neck.  This is pain caused by all the time that is spent looking down.  If you fall into this category, a chiropractor can help to get you back to normal.

You Are Made For More Range Of Motion

If we are not careful, we can limit our bodies in their ability to perform tasks.  Looking down  for long periods of time is not really in the plan.  We have all experienced those times when we have stiff or sore necks due to lack of movement.  The first thing we try to do is roll our head around to try to loosen up our neck.  It is a reasonable response because we probably have muscles that have stiffened from lack of movement and poor circulation.  We could even have a joint dysfunction in our neck caused by this unnatural position.  

This Condition Has Some Real Symptoms

Since text neck is considered an actual condition by some people, it has some definite indications with it.  It commonly causes pain in the upper back and shoulders that could be pretty sharp.  You might even experience pain and/or numbness in the arms down to the hand.  All of this is in addition to aching or soreness in the neck.  There is some belief that this may lead to early arthritis.

The Good News

If this problem sounds like something you have experienced, you are in luck.  Your chiropractor can treat it.  With regular chiropractic treatment, you should be able to get this under control so that you will no longer have to deal with it.  Like any other condition where repetition is the cause, you will be better able to find another way of using your device.  Constantly looking down is not helping.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they can provide pain relief you seek at a low cost.  No insurance is required, and no appointment is necessary.  With more than 370 locations nationwide, you can get treatment almost anywhere.  For real relief, ease up on that social media, and drop by The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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