Fix Text Neck with Chiropractic, Study Suggests Chiropractor-Approved Maintenance Care - PR Newswire

According to Dr. Eric Chun-Pu Cho, DC PhD, of the Chiropractic Doctors’ Association Hong Kong (CDAHK) People spend around 6 hours each day staring at their phones, that can lead to major neck pain and Numbness.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2022/PRNewswireBased on the study conducted by researchers at Journal of Medical Cases, spinal manipulative therapy is efficient in resolving misalignment within the cervical spine (1).

What the neck of a text message does for your body like this: It puts the neck into the wrong position. It lengthens the ligaments and tendons behind the neck. It also causes misalignment as well as tightening your neck. “Our heads weigh around ten pounds. The amount of weight your neck has to support doubles each time your head is tilted towards the front. This additional tension builds with time” as per CDAHK.

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The most common sign is an injury to the shoulders, neck or back. It can also cause the sensation of a sharp pain, stiffness, headache in your jaw or neck or numbness of your hands and arms. The issue occurs when the neck is placed in an unnatural position, which places stress on neck spine along with the muscles supporting it. This happens when you turn your neck in longer periods of time while looking at your phone or screen.

But, letting go of our smartphones isn’t a viable alternative. Instead, we should make sure that we take regular routine maintenance and adhere to healthy habits to avoid discomforts and aches that come with neck strains from texting.

Chiropractors advise being adjusted if you experience an ongoing discomfort. The regular visits help alleviate pain and fix the structural issues caused by text neck that time causes. Chiropractic treatment is regarded as one of the primary non-pharmacological treatments for acute or ongoing neck pain (1-4) as well as shoulder (5) and back discomfort (6-9).

Keep in mind that there is no tool guaranteed to alleviate your symptoms caused by technology. However maintaining regular and exercising regularly won’t cause any harm in keeping your muscles in good shape and healthy.


  1. Chu EC. Reduced Cervical Retrolisthesis Using Long-Term , Monthly Chiropractic Maintenance Care An Case Study. J Med Cases. 2022 Jul;13(7):359-364.
  2. Chu EC. Preventing the development of throat necks in the young person in a case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2022 Mar;17(3):978-982.
  3. Chu ECP, Lee LYK. The adjacent segment pathology of cervical spine An incident report. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 Feb;11(2):787-789.
  4. Chu EC, Trager RJ, Shum JSF, Lai CR. Pancoast Tumor Presenting as Neck pain within the Chiropractic Office A case Report along with a Literature Review. Am J Case Rep. 2022 Jul 7;23:e937052.
  5. Chu EC. Shoulder Injury as a result of Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) in 16 patients who received COVID-19 Vaccination who presented to Chiropractic, orthopedic, as well as Physiotherapy Clinics located in Hong Kong During 2021. Med Sci Monit. 2022 Jul 11;28:e937430.
  6. Chu EC, Trager RJ. The efficacy of multimodal Chiropractic Treatment Including Spinal Manipulation to treat persistent spinal pain syndrome following Lumbar Surgery for the Spine: Retrospective Chart Study of 31 adults located in Hong Kong. Med Sci Monit. 2022 Aug 2;28:e937640.
  7. Chu EC, Trager RJ, Chen ATC. A Conservative Treatment for low back pain due to an Aggressive Sacral Hemangioma that is not resectable An Case Report. Am J Case Rep. 2022 Jun 23;23:e936984.
  8. Chu EC. An abdominal aneurysm of large size was diagnosed with acute lumbar disc herniation. A case report. J Med Life. 2022 Jun;15(6):871-875.
  9. Chu EC, Leung KKY. Chiropractic Management of the Symptomatic Pedicle Hemangioma: A Case Report. Maedica (Bucur). 2022 Jun;17(2):528-531.

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SOURCE Chiropractic Drs’ Association Hong Kong (CDAHK)