Text neck and forward head carriage may seem like minor issues, but they can lead to a host of health problems if left untreated. At Cobblestone Spine and Joint Institute, located in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, we specialize in helping our patients understand and address this common problem.
What is Text Neck?
Text neck is a condition caused by the excessive use of mobile devices. It occurs when people tilt their head forward and down for extended periods of time, creating tension and compression in the neck muscles and joints. The resulting neck pain and stiffness can become so severe that it can interfere with basic activities of daily living.
What is Forward Head Carriage?
Forward head carriage is a posture alignment issue that happens when the chin juts out in front of the chest and the head is held forward of the shoulders. People who habitually hold their heads in this position can experience neck pain, headaches, and even shoulder problems. The spine can become misaligned and cause a variety of long-term problems if left untreated.
How Can Text Neck and Forward Head Carriage be Addressed?
At Cobblestone Spine and Joint Institute, we provide a comprehensive approach to treating text neck and forward head carriage. We work with our patients to identify the underlying causes of their posture issues and develop a treatment plan tailored to their individual needs.
Our treatment plans may include physical therapy and strengthening exercises to improve posture and reduce muscle tension. We also work with our patients to help them become aware of their posture on a daily basis and develop healthy habits for using their mobile devices. In some cases, we may also use orthopedic bracing or assistive devices to support the neck and spine while they heal.
We understand that text neck and forward head carriage can cause serious health issues and we are committed to helping our patients maintain a healthy posture. Our team of experienced and certified chiropractic specialists are here to help you get back to living life pain-free. Contact us today at 561-753-2225 or book an appointment to learn more about our services and how we can help you address your text neck and forward head carriage.