The Bridge Chiropractic Shares the Three Main Causes of Tech Neck

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- Do the muscles in your neck feel tight, achy, and overworked?

Do you or your kids use phones, tablets, or computers on a regular basis?

Your neck is designed to have a forward curve. Constant, negative stress from electronic use can have a slow, negative effect on that curve. If you lose this curve, the bones in your neck won't move properly which leads to inflammation, swelling, and pressure on the nerves.

Here are the three main culprits in modern neck pain:

1. Traumas and Accidents - Whiplash injuries, sports accidents, and other accidents from your past can lead to a decreased or reverse curve.

2. It Never Developed - The forward neck curve develops when we are babies. This primarily happens as we crawl and have tummy time, which ideally forces us to look upward and develop this curve. Decreased tummy time, rushed walking, and even baby activity centers and walkers stop or severely limit the development.

3. Chronic Looking Down This is most commonly associated with technology, hence the name "tech neck." Phone use, computer screen time, and TV watching  are almost exclusively done while looking down. Do that for hours on end, day after day, and you end up with an adapted neck that has no curve.

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Learn more about neck pain in Ann Arbor by visiting the Bridge Chiropractic website!

Is Tech Neck Causing Your Neck Pain in Ann Arbor?
Does your job require you to look at screens for long periods of time?

Tech neck is a growing source of neck pain in Ann Arbor, and it won't be going away any time soon with the rising need for jobs in the digital era. If your job requires you to sit at a computer for long periods of time, you may start experiencing neck pain yourself.

About the Bridge Chiropractic: The Bridge Chiropractic was launched due to the extreme relief found in the practice of Gonstead chiropractic. Their goal is to help transform the lives of patients who may have been told they would have to learn to live with their chronic pain through various forms of care. Their practice is thorough and goes beyond the care provided by the typical chiropractor.


Source: The Bridge Chiropractic
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