You know it: Smartphone use is perilous
to your neck! The forward head posture we all fall [prey|victim]3] to when looking
through texts or checking the news or watching
the latest reel isn’t good for your neck. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
delivers gentle treatment for the Auburn neck pain and
related arm pain which is quite helpful!
We also offer some hints on how to employ
your cell phone less harmfully to your spine.
NECK PAIN AND SMART PHONE USE: Exercise May Help
Neck pain due to cell
phone use is on the rise! Young and old alike
feel it. We are all using our smartphones
while walking, sitting, visiting. (In the old days, we would visit without phones.
Today is different!) A
meta-analysis of 26 published papers analyzing how influential
neck posture is for neck pain patients of all ages
found that the craniovertebral angle of the neck differs
among them with respect to age, gender, pain (with or without) and
negatively correlated with neck pain. (1) A recent
study stated that the most awkward posture for
head and neck angles while operating smartphones
was sitting in a chair without a backrest. The authors proposed some
comfort in that they found some corrective exercises that help reduce
neck pain severity by 36.6% and disability by 13.3%. (2) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has a
few exercises in our chiropractic treatment plan that we’d be happy to share if you are
CELL PHONE USE AND HEAD POSTURE: Lift Your Chin
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. also shares how changing your head posture may
help. Comparing asymptomatic people with and without
forward head posture, researchers found statistically
significant differences in sensorimotor and somatosensory processing factors
with forward head posture increases. The
good news was that they also discovered 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!
NECK POSTURE, FORWARD HEAD POSTURE and PHYSICAL FITNESS
Further, forward head posture was documented to affect
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 exhibited such issues as
well as less efficient skill-related physical fitness (like balance, leg power,
agility). (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.’s use of the gentle, safe, non-rotational
treatment of painful necks with Cox® Technic may play
a role in reducing 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 care
of a patient suffering with neck and arm pain using The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Make your Auburn chiropractic
visit to deal with any neck pain, sensorimotor and/or somatosensory
issues you may be experiencing that are associated with any of your hazardous smartphone use!