Teens, Texting, and Text Neck

With many teens participating in sports, as well as being the group faced with the single largest spinal health problem we have ever faced, text neck, it is no wonder that teenagers should have a spinal checkup. We are seeing degenerative changes in teenagers that we never saw before smart phones and the huge increase in technology. While technology is fantastic, it definitely comes with its unintended consequences. Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is the perfect addition to their current healthcare team to help combat stress on their spine and nervous system.
Photo of a teenager who may suffer from neck pain and can receive chiropractic care at our Athens GA office

During the teen years, kids go through a lot. Between sports, carrying heavy book bags, regular slouching and bad posture, and looking at screens throughout the day, their backs experience a lot of wear and tear. All of those factors combined with the growth spurts that many kids go through at this time can lead to back and neck pain down the road, and it may be a good idea to get your child evaluated to see if upper cervical chiropractic could benefit them. 

Our Athens GA chiropractors office sees patients of all ages and cycles of life, and teenagers are no different. During this time it’s great to start healthy habits with your kids, like taking care of their bodies and getting regular checkups with their chiropractor to ensure alignment throughout their growth. We’re here to support Watkinsville families, both parents and kids, to help our community live healthier lives, and maintain upper cervical alignment through the use of chiropractic adjustments and treatment. 

Most teenagers spend several hours a day looking down at their phones, and the consistent hunching over to look at a screen can cause damage to the neck and back, and can misalign the spine, leading to neck and back pain down the road.  The spine is a delicate area, and bad posture can quickly lead to misalignment. At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we’ve created a space where people of all ages can seek relief and health care in a friendly and approachable environment,  so whether you’re 17 or 71, our Athens chiropractor can give you the care you’re looking for. 

Our goal is to help your body heal in the way it was intended to, through the use of gentle chiropractic techniques like the knee chest technique, and focusing on bringing alignment back into the spine, and equilibrium to the nervous system. If you or your teenager is experiencing pain, whether in the neck or the back, we’d love to get you into our Watkinsville office and take the next step toward healing. 

Health is a lifelong journey, and it’s a good idea to get your kids started early, to treat any misalignment currently occurring and to prevent future damage down the road. Chiropractic care at any age can promote health and well being, but of course it is always easier to prevent a problem than to fix one once it’s already happening, which is why we recommend getting your kids into Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic even during their teen years. 

Start them early, prevent neck and back damage from setting in, and you’ll be modeling to them how to take care of themselves and lead a healthy life from the very beginning. 

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic could Help

Reduced Pain & Discomfort

Decreased Inflammation

Strengthens Immune System

Increased Flexibility

Improved Joint Mobility

Increase in Energy & More!