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Manahawkin Neck Pain due to Smartphone Use and Chiropractic Help

You know this: Using a cellphone is hazardous to your neck! The forward head posture we all fall [prey|victim]3] to when reviewing texts or checking the news or watching the latest reel isn’t healthy. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers gentle treatment for the Manahawkin neck pain and related arm pain which is very beneficial! We also offer a few hints on how to use your cell phone in a better way to protect your spine.


Neck pain due to smartphone use is rising! Young and old alike feel it. We are all using our smartphones while walking, sitting, visiting. (In the old days, we’d hand out together without phones. Today is different!) A meta-analysis of 26 published papers measuring neck posture’s influence on neck pain patients of all ages revealed that the craniovertebral angle of the neck differs among them with respect to age, gender, pain (with or without) and correlated negatively with neck pain. (1) A newer study stated that the most awkward posture for head and neck angles while operating cellphones was sitting in a chair without a backrest. The authors proposed some comfort in that there are some corrective exercises that help reduce neck pain severity by 36.6% and disability by 13.3%. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has a few exercises in our chiropractic treatment plan that  we’d be happy to share if you’re interested!


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center also shares how changing your head posture may be beneficial. Comparing asymptomatic people with and without forward head posture, researchers found statistically significant differences in sensorimotor and somatosensory processing factors with increases in forward head posture. The good news was that they also discovered that with each 1° increase in craniovertebral angle of the neck (ie.e. less forward head posture carriage), the somatosensory factors improved. (3) Lesson: Lift your chin up!


Further, forward head posture was shown to influence sensorimotor processing and integration measures in both athletic and non-athletic people. College athletes with such forward head posture versus those with normal head posture exhibited such concerns as well as less efficient skill-related physical fitness (like balance, leg power, agility). (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center’s use of the gentle, safe, non-rotational treatment of painful necks with Cox® Technic may play a role in decreasing neck pain and influencing related issues. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shay Corbin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares his chiropractic treatment of a patient suffering with neck and arm pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic visit to deal with any neck pain, sensorimotor and/or somatosensory issues you may be having that are related to any of your hazardous smartphone use!

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