Orange County Physical Therapy Can Help You Treat Tech Neck
Tech neck is a painful condition caused by continuously holding the neck at a 45-degree angle. In addition to tech neck, there are different types of neck conditions that can cause discomfort and disrupt your daily life. Orange County Physical Therapy (OCPT), located in Newport Beach, can help eliminate frustrating neck pains such as tech neck.
Tech neck is repeated stress and pain that occurs in the neck, shoulders, and upper back when a person texts or uses hand-held devices. This condition commonly occurs in adolescents and is sometimes referred to as tech neck since many individuals spend hours each day hunched over their phones to text. Someone with tech neck may experience an immediate or delayed onset pain. The pain may feel like a generalized achiness, or it can be intense in specific areas. A physical therapist can help you alleviate the stresses placed on your neck caused by these harmful positions and teach you how to use your devices without pain.
Radiculopathy is used to describe a pinched nerve somewhere along the spine. Radiculopathy can be caused by a variety of conditions such as bone spurs and problems with discs in the neck or along the spine. Symptoms might include pain in the neck area, pain that spreads through the arms, chest, and back, and tingling or numbness in the hands. Nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and chiropractic methods are often used to treat pain in the neck caused by pinched nerves.
Constantly sitting with a slumped back can lead to poor posture, which can cause different types of neck pain. Cervicalgia is a term used to describe neck pain, especially pain that occurs along the sides, or the back of the neck. It may result from injuries or long-term stress. Cervicalgia is often caused, however, by poor posture. If left untreated, it may impair neck movement, cause headaches, or even dizziness. Physical therapy can help improve an individual's posture and treat cervicalgia.
How Orange County Physical Therapy Can Help
Orange County Physical Therapy (OCPT) in Newport Beach can help relieve your neck pain. Our doctors of physical therapy are experienced in working with both adults and adolescents. We provide a variety of services including manual physical therapy, cupping therapy, massage, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. We also offer concierge and telehealth physical therapy. At OCPT, a doctor of physical therapy will assess your particular situation and create an individualized treatment plan. We will help you recover from tech neck and teach you ways to prevent future issues from reoccurring. Call (949) 379-8400 to schedule an appointment with us at Orange County Physical Therapy.