Are you suffering from neck pain? It is a very common issue in our modern, technology-forward society. Here are a few of the ways that technology is contributing to how much neck discomfort we see here at the office as well as how upper cervical chiropractic care provides safe and gentle relief from neck pain.
How Technology Is Leading to Neck Pain
The human head weighs between 10-16 pounds, and the medical field has nicknamed the bone at the top of the neck that balances it the atlas. When the atlas is out of alignment, the rest of the bones and soft tissue of the neck (and spine below) experience changes to keep the head properly balanced. This can lead to pain!
While head and neck injuries can obviously lead to misalignment, so can using poor posture that increases the strain on the neck. Take smartphone use as an example. The neck is used to holding up 10-16 pounds, and it doesn’t really strain your neck to do that. However, when you crane your neck forward at a 60-degree angle to check a text, use social media, watch a video, or do anything else on your smartphone, you are now placing 60 pounds of extra pressure on your neck. Think about how many times you do that per day.
And that’s just one small example. We also often use poor posture when we look at monitors on a desk, watch TV from the couch, or drive a vehicle.
The Natural Way to Eliminate Neck Pain in Boise, Idaho
Dr. Grayson Blom of Boise, Idaho specializes in upper cervical chiropractic care, utilizing spinal correction methods that are focused on the correction of atlas misalignment. Whether the misalignment was caused by an injury or the wear and tear that results from poor posture, upper cervical chiropractic care can help.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Blom click the button below or call 208-559-0541.