If you've ever used your phone for a long period of time, you may have experienced tension in your neck. Repeating this habit on a regular basis can lead to a stress injury. At West LA Medical: Arthritis, Neuropathy, and Discs in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Brentwood, CA, we provide chiropractic treatments to reduce any discomfort in your neck and improve your well-being. Before scheduling your appointment, learn more about how you can prevent text neck syndrome below:
How to Prevent Text Neck
Changing certain poor habits can be effective in preventing text neck. For example, taking regular breaks from your devices for 20 to 30 minutes. Along with that, we recommend holding your phone at eye level, which will avoid to avoid straining your neck and practice good posture. If your symptoms persist, our chiropractor can offer prompt treatment that can provide relief and prevent further complications.
At-Home Remedies for Text Neck
Most of the time, you can use home remedies to ease symptoms of text neck. One of the most effective ways to prevent and manage this problem is by doing muscle-strengthening exercises, such as chin tucks and neck stretches. Before starting a new exercise, it's important to ask a professional for advice about which ones are safe for you in order to prevent injuries. Some at-home remedies that can relieve neck pain include:
- Use heat or ice therapy
- Avoid participating in activities that worsen the pain
- Limit screen time
- Raise your computer screen
Chiropractic Care for Text Neck
Chiropractic care can be beneficial for text neck syndrome. When you visit us, we will speak with you about your symptoms and may physically evaluate the affected region. Once we determine the root cause of your pain, we can provide advice on habit and lifestyle changes. You may also need treatment to help you heal. We can develop an individualized care plan that will reduce your aches and speed up the recovery process. Our chiropractor uses natural and noninvasive methods to ease pain and give you peace of mind.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing pain due to text neck, let our team at West LA Medical: Arthritis, Neuropathy, and Discs in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, Westwood, and Brentwood, CA, help. To learn more about the treatments that we offer or to schedule your initial consultation, call us at (310) 427-7374 today. When you need a chiropractor near me, we are happy to assist!