Top Charlotte neck pain may be caused by your phone without you even realizing it

Top Charlotte neck pain

Top Charlotte neck pain can be a large interference in your life, and can even put your life on hold. There are many habits that we have that may be causing our Charlotte neck pain without us even knowing it. Having bad posture, poor exercise habits, and incorrect sleeping positions are all common habits that we might have that could be the source of our neck pain. However, a major culprit of neck pain is the way we look at our cellphones. If you’re holding your cellphone wrong, you may be causing your neck pain yourself. Here’s more about the hidden dangers of our favorite tech accessory.

How is my phone causing my Charlotte neck pain?

If you’re unaware of how to be texting and browsing your phone properly, you may be causing serious damage to your neck. The human head weighs around 12 pounds, and when we habitually keep it at an unnatural angle for extended periods of time, we can be doing an injustice to our bodies. Have you ever seen a bunch of people on their phones all at once in public? How are they sitting? Chances are, they’re sitting with their cellphones in their laps and their head hanging down and forward. This is the worst possible position you can be using to view your phone. In fact, every time you move your head down just an inch lower, you’re adding around ten pounds of stress to what your neck and back muscles have to bear. That means that if you’re hanging your head lower than its natural resting place by three inches, you’re adding thirty pounds of weight to your neck and back. This is a definite no-no.

Symptoms of incorrect phone usage

Here are some signs that you may be experiencing “text neck”:

  • Upper back and shoulder pain
  • Shoulder muscles that feel tight
  • Charlotte neck pain and soreness
  • Migraines or headaches that may be chronic

What to do about it

If you’re experiencing Charlotte neck pain or “text neck” in general, schedule an appointment with your chiropractor. Here, your chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan to reverse the damage you may have caused to your upper back and neck muscles. It’s also a good idea to hold your cell phone at eye level when you are using it, so that you don’t have to hang your head forward and down.

ChiroCarolina®- your resource for Charlotte neck pain

Top Charlotte neck pain can be treated at ChiroCarolina®. ChiroCarolina® is a top chiropractic center in Charlotte, NC, and is known all over the South east, providing top chiropractic care for the uptown, NoDa, and University area- located conveniently off North Tryon Street. If you live in Charlotte, NC and are experiencing upper back, shoulder, and neck pain, or are simply in need of a chiropractic consultation, book your appointment today. ChiroCarolina®, care you can count on.