A wide range of factors can cause chronic pain conditions. Genetics, diseases, diet, accidents, and physical injuries can all increase the risk of enduring a multitude of debilitating long-term disorders that impact mobility and overall quality of life. Even those of us who manage to make it through decades without an acute, neuropathic, or chronic episode may still have to worry about age-induced pain symptoms.
Your cervical spine, or neck, is a complex system of bones, joints, nerves, and muscles that manage a multitude of critical physiological functions.
Designed for strength, mobility, and stability, a healthy neck supports our heads and promotes nerve communication throughout the body. Most importantly, our necks house the arteries that transport blood from the heart to our brains, helping to maintain fully operational neurological and cognitive capabilities.
The good news: We live in an era where modern medicine has given rise to a diverse range of innovative, effective, and non-invasive chronic pain management therapies explicitly designed to manage a multitude of neuropathic conditions.
The not-so-good-news: We also live in an era where modern lifestyles have given rise to an entirely new litany of common chronic and acute pathologies. Our obsession with technology, coupled with our increasingly sedentary daily routines, have promoted a significant surge in several disorders including sitting disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, eyestrain, and a myriad of lower back issues.
Steadily rising to the top of this list of physical impediments stemming from our poor daily habits? Text neck.