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For a limited time, we're offering text neck screenings to anyone who suffers from
neck or shoulder pain and those who frequently use smartphones, tablets or other electronic devices.

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Causes of Text Neck

Text neck is caused by spending substantial time looking down at a device. Without frequent breaks, the following phone and tablet activities can contribute to text neck:

  • Scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and other social networks
  • Lengthy text message sessions
  • Watching videos & movies
  • Reading & replying to work emails
  • Playing games
  • Reading articles or browsing websites
Find out if Text Neck is Causing your Discomfort

Symptoms of Text Neck

Text neck symptoms range from mild tension to severe pain and can affect tech users of all ages. You or a loved one may notice any - or all - of these symptoms:

  • Decreased range of motion in your neck or shoulders
  • Tender spots on or around your neck and shoulders
  • A burning sensation in your neck or shoulders that may extend to your arms and fingers
  • Tightness in your upper body
  • Spasms in your shoulders or upper back
  • Tingling in your arms or hands
  • Constant headaches that improve when you lay down
  • A headache that feels worse when you lean forward
  • Sharp pain in your neck after using a phone or other digital device
Find Out if Text Neck is the Root of your Symptoms

What Text Neck Can Lead To

We don't want to scare you, but in severe cases text neck can cause permanent damage to your upper spine. When text neck symptoms are ignored for too long, a once-simple fix may evolve into permanent nerve damage, muscle weakness or spinal inflammation. Here are some long-term issues associated with untreated text neck:

  • Nerve damage
  • Increased spinal curvature (simply put, your neck will be crooked)
  • Muscle inflammation and/or weakness
  • Permanent damage from arthritic flare-ups
  • Limited mobility in your upper spine that makes it difficult to drive, exercise, read, write or use digital devices
  • Chronic pain
Schedule a Screening Before Text Neck Permanently Impacts Your Life

How NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine Can Help

You can manage many text neck symptoms with lifestyle changes and help from medical
professionals. We start with a thorough exam, then treat text neck symptoms with:

Exercise recommendations

Chiropractic manipulations

Physical therapy sessions

Acupuncture therapy

Laser therapy

and more

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