Text Neck

text neck lady

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.

Of course, this posture of bending your neck to look down does not occur only when texting. For years, we’ve all looked down to read. The problem with texting is that it adds one more activity that causes us to look down—and people tend to do it for much longer periods. It is especially concerning because young, growing children could possibly cause permanent damage to their cervical spines that could lead to lifelong neck pain.

Now, the easiest way to prevent this is also the most obvious: look up! Or, in other words, look down less. Carry your head on top of your shoulders rather than of in front of them. Straighten up your neck and middle back, which can be done by sticking out your chest. Stand like a champion; they don’t slouch, they stand up straight.

In the practice we find that people have been slouching for so long that they find it difficult to stand up straight. Their spine is fixed in a stooped forward or slouched position. That’s where the chiropractor comes in. We are trained to detect your vertebral fixations and your tight and tender muscles. And we can fix them!

If you want to know more about your posture and our treatment, please call 056-7721836 or email info@fransensbyrnechiropractic.ie

You may also want to check these links: http://www.spine-health.com/blog/modern-spine-ailment-text-neck and https://youtu.be/uK_A3Tuq6UU

Reimbursement By Insurance Companies

Chiropractic care is now recognised by the major Irish insurance companies so don’t forget to send in your treatment invoices with your out-patient insurance claim form.

Pauline Byrne and Marc-Jan Fransens are both accredited members of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland (CAI) which entitles their patients to (partial) reimbursement of treatment costs.  Please check your policy to see what your entitlements are and if you have mislaid any of your previous treatment invoices then please do not hesitate to contact us for a reprint.

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To compare your current health plan with other similar policies on offer please check out the Health Insurance Authorities website: www.hia.ie