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Neck Pain Relief

neck pain at the deskNeck pain, often referred to as “tech neck” in today’s digital age, is a common modern-day malady caused by the continuous use of smartphones and computers. When we constantly look down at our devices, it adds significant pressure to our spines, resulting in pain, headaches, fogginess, and low energy. Additionally, poor ergonomics, especially while working from home, can worsen these symptoms.

At Unwind Health, we understand the impact of neck pain on your daily life and wellbeing. Our chiropractors are highly skilled in addressing neck pain naturally. We believe that personalised care plans tailored to individual needs are essential to achieving lasting relief.

Causes of Tech Neck

Tech neck occurs when the head tilts downward, causing seven times the normal pressure on the spine. This added pressure affects the muscles, joints, and ligaments in the neck and upper back, leading to discomfort and pain. Improper posture and prolonged periods of sitting without breaks further contribute to the development of tech neck.

Tips for Counteracting the Effects on Kids

Unfortunately, poor posture is not limited to adults. We’re increasingly seeing children as young as 8 to 10 years old experiencing posture-related problems and tech neck. The rise in sedentary lifestyles and excessive screen time contribute to this issue. Studies show that children between the ages of 10 to 14 spend an average of nine hours a day in front of computers and other electronic devices due to school and technology dependence.

To counteract these effects, it’s essential to encourage outdoor activities and limit screen time. If your child does use electronic devices, consider placing a pillow on their lap. This will elevate their head and ensure their neck is not bent at a sharp angle. Ideally, their posture should form a relaxed 45-degree angle rather than a strained 90-degree angle.

While small changes like these can make a difference, the key lies in promoting an active lifestyle. Encourage your children to engage in physical activities and limit their screen time. By doing so, you can help them develop better posture habits from an early age.

Family Care and Preventative Measures

At Unwind Health, we believe in promoting overall wellness for the entire family. For family members of patients at our practice, we offer discounted services, ensuring that everyone receives regular check-ups. By addressing posture and ergonomic concerns early on, we may help children grow into good habits and prevent neck pain and other issues related to poor posture.

Say No to Neck Pain

Don’t let neck pain hinder your daily activities and quality of life. Give our practice a call today to schedule an evaluation.



Neck Pain Relief Miranda, Caringbah, Gymea, Sutherland NSW | (02) 8544 8234