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La Grande Neck Pain due to Smartphone Use and Chiropractic Help

You know this: Using a cellphone is perilous to your neck! The forward head posture we all fall [prey|victim]3] to when looking through texts or checking the news or watching the latest reel is not good for your neck. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers gentle treatment for the La Grande neck pain and associated arm pain which is very beneficial! We also offer some tips on how to employ your cell phone in a better way to protect your spine.


Neck pain due to smartphone popularity is on the rise! Young and old alike feel it. We’re all on our smartphones while walking, sitting, visiting. (In the old days, we’d hand out together not even thinking about using a phone. Not so much today!) A meta-analysis of 26 published papers analyzing how influential neck posture is for neck pain patients of all ages documented that the craniovertebral angle of the neck differs among them with respect to age, gender, pain (with or without) and negatively correlated with neck pain. (1) A newer study noted that the most problematic posture for head and neck angles while operating cellphones was sitting in a chair without a backrest. The authors offered some comfort in that there are some corrective exercises that help reduce neck pain severity by 36.6% and disability by 13.3%. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has a few exercises in our chiropractic treatment plan that  that can help if you’re interested!


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC also shares how changing your head posture might help. 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 found that with each 1° increase in craniovertebral angle of the neck (e.g. less forward head posture carriage), the somatosensory factors improved. (3) Lesson: Lift your chin up!


Further, forward head posture was shown to affect sensorimotor processing and integration measures in people whether they were athletic or not. College athletes with such forward head posture compared to those with normal head posture displayed such concerns as well as less efficient skill-related physical fitness (like balance, leg power, agility). (4) Our use of the gentle, safe, non-rotational treatment of neck pain with Cox® Technic may have a role in reducing neck pain and affecting related issues. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shay Corbin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details his chiropractic care of a patient suffering with neck and arm pain using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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Make your La Grande chiropractic visit to focus on any neck pain, sensorimotor and/or somatosensory issues you may be having that are associated with any of your hazardous smartphone use!

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