Could Tech Neck be the Cause of your Neck Pain?

The ever-evolving screen technology we’ve come to love and even rely on may be causing some people severe issues. Tech Neck is neck pain caused by repetitive strain and injury to the cervical spine’s muscles and other tissue structures. With the amount of time we are all on the devices, this issue is becoming more and more common.  Stress is also a component that can play a crucial part in Tech Neck issues.

What are the symptoms of Tech Neck?

  • Headaches
  • Tension in the upper back
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems — pain or dysfunction in the jaw joints and muscles
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands
  • Weakness in the hands
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis

Seeing a specialist such as our very own Dr. Emily Darr, an Interventional Orthopaedist, as soon as signs and symptoms appear can be very beneficial. Dr. Darr’s primary goal is to restore function to her patients, and she believes in looking at the patient as a human rather than just treating pain.  There are many options for those suffering from Tech Neck, and Dr. Darr can guide you through the best plan of care for you.  If left untreated, tech neck could lead to permanent health concerns, like arthritis or disc injuries. If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of Tech Neck, call today to schedule an appointment.

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