Millions of smartphone users in America spend more than three hours a day looking down at their phones. The strain that dropping your head forward puts on your neck is the equivalent of adding 60 pounds of weight to your neck—about the size of an eight-year-old child.
As the use of wireless devices has become more prevalent in modern society, doctors see a growing number of health problems related to their use. Text neck is the term used to describe one type of neck and upper back pain experienced by people who spend an extended amount of time reading or texting on their wireless devices.
Corticosteroid injections target swollen and damaged joints in your neck, allowing for better spine flexibility and less pain.
19% of the United States population, which amounts to 39 million people, have persistent neck pain. Neck injections can help reduce pain caused by the inflammation of your neck’s facet joints. Chronic neck pain can be indicative of a larger health problem, such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis or osteoporosis. While facet injections cannot cure these diseases, they can provide long-term relief from the painful symptoms.