Have you ever thought about how many hours you spend looking down at your cellphone sending text messages or even just browsing the web and how it is effecting your body?
You could be developing “Text Neck”. Otherwise known as “forward head posture”. Text neck has caused many mobile users to report neck strain, headaches and pain in the shoulders, arms or hands.
If your neck is stretched forward for a long enough period of time, the natural curvature of the neck could potentially reverse, which could cause you severe pain and discomfort. The longer you strain your neck, the harder it has to work to hold the weight of your head, resulting in extra pressure on your disc and ligaments.
Text Neck is becoming very common in adolescent smart phone users, what many parents don’t realize is that their children are hunched over their phones for a large part of the day, and that takes a very real physical toll on the child’s growing body. The neck is one of the most easily injured part of a child’s upper body, so why not protect it.
The American Chiropractic Association lists the following tips to avoid “Text Neck”
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