Minster Neck Pain due to Smartphone Use and Chiropractic Help

You know it: Using a cellphone is hazardous to your neck! The forward head posture we all fall [prey|victim]3] to when reading texts or checking the news or watching the latest reel is not good for your neck. Minster Chiropractic Center delivers gentle treatment for the Minster neck pain and associated arm pain which is quite helpful! We also offer some tips on how to use your cell phone in a better way to protect your spine.


Neck pain thanks to cell phone use is rising! Young and old alike experience it. We’re all on our smartphones while walking, sitting, visiting. (In the old days, we would hand out together without phones. Today is different!) A meta-analysis of 26 published papers analyzing neck posture’s influence on neck pain patients of all ages revealed that the craniovertebral angle of the neck varies among them with regards to age, gender, pain (with or without) and correlated negatively with neck pain. (1) A recent study stated that the most problematic posture for head and neck angles while using smartphones was sitting in a chair without a backrest. The authors proposed some comfort in that there are some corrective exercises that help decrease neck pain severity by 36.6% and disability by 13.3%. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center has a few exercises in our chiropractic treatment plan that  that can help if you’re interested!


Minster Chiropractic Center also shares how changing your head posture may be beneficial. Comparing asymptomatic people with and without forward head posture, researchers found statistically significant differences in sensorimotor and somatosensory processing factors with increases in forward head posture. The good news was that they also found that with each 1° increase in craniovertebral angle of the neck (e.g. less forward head posture carriage), the somatosensory factors improved. (3) Lesson: Lift your chin up!


Further, forward head posture was documented to alter sensorimotor processing and integration measures in people whether they were athletic or not. College athletes with such forward head posture versus those with normal head posture displayed such concerns as well as less efficient skill-related physical fitness (like balance, leg power, agility). (4) Minster Chiropractic Center’s use of the gentle, safe, non-rotational treatment of painful necks with Cox® Technic may have a role in decreasing neck pain and affecting related issues. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shay Corbin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his chiropractic treatment of a patient suffering with neck and arm pain implementing The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Make your Minster chiropractic visit to focus on any neck pain, sensorimotor and/or somatosensory issues you may be experiencing that are related to any of your hazardous smartphone use!

Minster couple using smartphones 
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