Text neck is an increasingly common condition we are seeing more often in our clinic.Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain sustained from looking down at your cell phone, or electronic device for extended periods of time. This posture causes an increase in stress on the muscles of the neck and upper back, which is illustrated in the picture below:
The further forward the head is in front of the body, the more weight and pressure is developed on the neck and upper back muscles.
Text neck is not only associated with electronic devices. Reading with poor posture can also result in the same symptoms.
Speaking of symptoms, here are a few associated with text neck to look out for:
A recent study shows that 79% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time—with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their cell phone in hand.
Here are a few simple tips to help prevent text neck:
If you or someone you know is suffering from text neck, our clinic can help. We offer a wide range of services including:
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