Chiropractic care is a fantastic preventative healthcare option. In other words, you can seek help for neck pain before you begin to suffer from it. Care for your neck is important, after all, it supports your head which weighs anywhere between 3.5 and 5.5kg.
Whether you’re a new to Chiropractic care, or have been receiving it for most of your life, you can join the 300,000 Australians who visit a Chiropractor each week in looking after your neck health before it becomes a debilitating problem.
How to prevent neck pain
Crucial tactics in preventing neck pain include implementing healthy spine habits, such as:
- Maintaining good posture
- Practicing positive sleep hygiene habits
- Partaking in regular stretching and exercise
Chiropractic care can help you make appropriate lifestyle choices. Your Chiropractor will offer guidance and assistance with reducing the likelihood of spinal health problems occurring.
Are you suffering from a sore neck? If so, care for your neck and consider a Chiro!
23-29 May is Spinal Health Week and the Australian Chiropractors Association is asking you to consider a Chiro for your neck related issues, including the condition we are seeing more and more of these days, ‘Tech Neck’.
What is Tech Neck?
Do you find yourself consistently looking down at a smartphone, tablet or laptop device for extended periods of time? If you’re experiencing neck pain as a direct result, then chances are you have Tech Neck. You can put a significant amount of strain on your neck and spine when you hunch over your device.
Social Media and Tech Neck
The endless scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, TikTok and the like might be responsible for your neck pain. Are you aware that social media browsing, swiping, scrolling and texting is impacting your overall neck health? Tech Neck for overuse of social media is now becoming a common health issue.
How long do Aussies spend on their phone each day?
- On average 5 and a half hours
- A third of us are on our handsets within five minutes of waking up
- 70% of Australians use a phone during mealtime
From the moment we wake up, to the moment we go to sleep, Aussies are glued to their phones.
Good habits can help you care for your neck when using tech
Technology is an important part of our lives. While smartphones and tablets are here for the long haul, that doesn’t mean tech neck has to be. Better habits can result in reducing the strain placed on your neck. Simply holding your phone screen at eye level means you are less likely to be slouched in a forward-head position.
Care for your neck – consider a Chiro
If bad habits are causing you to live with pain, then you should Consider a Chiro! The expert team at Carlin Chiropractic carefully assesses each patient and tailor your care plan accordingly. Dr Simon and Dr Tayla use a variety of non-surgical techniques, such as spinal adjustments, manual therapy and low-force intervention to offer a drug-free, hands-on approach to healthcare.
Reach out to us today to make a booking. We are really looking forward to seeing you.