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How Chiropractic Can Address Tech Neck

gentle chiropractic careScreen staring for hours at a time has resulted in more than eye strain. It’s causing what’s been called tech neck, a condition that affects those who look downward at their digital devices for extended periods.

How the Body Is Affected

A patient presenting with Tech Neck will have an anterior head carriage, which means they’re placing enormous stress on C7-T1 and T1-T2 (the base of the neck). Those joints will then go into spasm and effectively stop moving.

Once they stop moving, the discs can’t get the nutrition they need and begin to dehydrate. The area is under stress and so the discs compress. It is important to note that this is not the decompression nature intended. As a result the discs are prone to damage.

Once the body stops its normal movement patterns, it will draw on its inherent wisdom. It says ‘that’s not working properly so let’s shut it down’. This is how the pattern starts to occur.

The Importance of Proper Alignment

Chiropractic care focuses on the musculoskeletal system, particularly spinal alignment. Since tech neck stems from poor spinal health, chiropractic care is an excellent option to relieve the bothersome tech neck symptoms that can occur.

Gentle adjustments will help do three things:

  • Correct posture
  • Ensure the head, neck, and spine are properly aligned
  • Relieve muscle stiffness and tension
“While providing symptom relief is a priority as a chiropractor, my objective is also to retrain the intersegmental mechanics,” said Dr Luke Hennessy (Chiropractor). At the same time, he teaches patients how to do a lot of the homework themselves, so they don’t have to rely solely on his expertise.

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Not only can chiropractic address tech neck, but it aims to keep the nervous system healthy, which allows the entire body to function optimally. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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