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Text Neck – What you need to know..
May 3rd, 2017 By Health Blog
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TEXT NECK, A new diagnosis for painful, chronic, neck and upper back Condition.


Technology has been amazing at improving our lives on a daily basis. Everything from education to travel to Healthcare to work duties and everything in between, technology has made our lives easier in many ways. However, all of these advancements, especially with the use of cell phones and computers have given the world of healthcare a new diagnosis…


Text Neck is a term / diagnosis used when people have frequent or constant neck and upper back pain caused by looking down at cell phones or computer screens to text or read texts placing the head in a forward or flexed position in relation to the shoulders and upper torso. Due to the wait of the head on the relatively small neck muscles as seen in the diagram, this forward or flexed position goes directly against the normal lordotic curve of the Cervical spine and soft tissue structures i.e. muscles, ligaments and even the Cervical discs. Abnormal stresses due to the weight of the head now overwork the neck and upper back muscles. In short duration this is not a problem, but now with the constant usage of cell phones the neck muscles, discs and vertebrae are under constant duress causing spasms, trigger points, inflammation, pain, headache etc. This used to be a working persons condition, but now with teens having their own cell phones and constantly texting with their friends, our patients are getting younger and younger and if left untreated can lead to more serious neck problems later in life.

If you or a loved one is suffering from neck and upper back pain call for a complimentary consultation. At City of Orange Physical Medicine Group we offer the convenience of everything you need in one place for acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and painful joint arthritis conditions.

We specialize in muscle and joint issues such as this. We have a group of Healthcare specialists who treat specifically these types of conditions in the convenience of one office.

— Dr. Mark Bell is the Chiropractor and deep tissue specialist at The City of Orange Physical Medicine Group, one of the only integrative, whole body wellness facilities in Orange. The team of Dr. Bell, Chiropractor, and Dr. Soliman, MD, create a multi-specialty group practice that offers a complete approach to treatment for trigger points and Joint pain.


Chronic Pain causes many other problems… medication dependency,  fatigue, sleeplessness, depression, lack of concentration. It can affect your ability to enjoy life and so much more. If you or a loved one is suffering with chronic muscle or joint pain call for a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION, we would be happy to sit down and discuss how we can help.

” How can you be happy when you live with Pain ”  let us help.





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