Consider, for a moment, the way you hold your body when you are reading your smartphone. To read a mobile device, you will bend your arms by your side, hunch your neck and back over and lean your head forward to read the screen. If you have been caught by the Pokemon GO craze, then the amount of time you have been spending on your mobile device exploring the streets of Portland OR has likely gone up significantly in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, this posture can be causing neck pain and a number of other challenges. The team at Laurelhurst Chiropractic wants to help.
“Text Neck” Is a Serious Problem
People who spend a lot of time texting or gaming on a mobile device often suffer from headaches and neck pain. This problem stems from the way in which most people hold their bodies while using their smartphones or tablets. In fact, numerous studies have found that texting and gaming on mobile devices is actually hurting your spine, putting the equivalent of 60 pounds of pressure on your neck.
Is Pokemon GO Causing Neck Pain? We Can Help!
If you are suffering form neck pain due to Pokemon GO or your other online pursuits, Laurelhurst Chiropractic, your Portland OR chiropractor, is here to help. First, we can help you through chiropractic adjustments to put your spine back into proper alignment. Then, our team will help you become more self-aware, identifying those times when your posture is hurting your spine and neck. Sometimes, physical therapy can help strengthen the ligaments and joints that have been damaged.
Visit Laurelhurst Chiropractic In Portland OR Today
If you are suffering from back and neck pain and are often on your phone, you need to visit a chiropractor at Laurelhurst Chiropractic. We can help you get relief, while also teaching you how to use your phone more safely. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
Why put off feeling better?