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Tech Neck Syndrome

Tech Neck Syndrome

We are on our mobile devices, iPads, and computers more than ever these days. Did you know there is a name for the neck pain caused by looking down at screens for prolonged periods? It is called tech neck. At Idaho Chiropractic Group in Boise, ID, we treat many patients exhibiting symptoms of tech neck.

What Is Tech Neck Syndrome?

Last year, Americans spent a daily average of 5 hours and 53 minutes on digital media. 3 hours and 17 minutes of that time were spent on non-voice activities on mobile devices. That’s a jump of more than an hour per-day since 2013. Extensive screen time leads to neck spasms, headaches, neck pain, and creaky shoulder joints.

What Causes Tech Neck?

Working at the computer or looking down at a phone or iPad causes the muscles in the back of the neck to contract. The more we look down, the more the muscles have to work to keep our heads up. These muscles can become fatigued and sore from looking down at smartphones, computers, and tablets all day.

Symptoms of Tech Neck

  • Pain in the upper back and/or neck while using a mobile device or laptop
  • Sharp neck or shoulder pain at night
  • General shoulder tightness and pain
  • Headaches get worse when you bend your head towards a screen
  • Tingling and numbness in the arms, hands, and fingers

How Our Chiropractor Treats Tech Neck

Adjustments and care from a chiropractor have been clinically proven to prevent conditions like tech neck and other painful conditions that impact the neck, spine, and back. Regular adjustments performed by our chiropractor will return the body to its natural state, relieving your pain, improving your range of motion, and enhancing your overall well-being. Chiropractic care focuses on relieving the nervous system of stress caused by trauma.

As our chiropractor adjusts your body, they will realign the spine while simultaneously stimulating the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals into the body. Our chiropractor can also help you improve the ergonomics of your workspace so you can avoid the habits that contribute to tech neck.

Chiropractor in Boise, ID

At Idaho Chiropractic Group, we have years of experience providing residents of Boise, ID, and the surrounding areas with tech neck relief. For more information about how our chiropractor reduces neck pain or to schedule an appointment, call us at (208) 343-6900.