Victoria Chiropractor: Text Neck Pain, Symptoms and Solutions
Hunching over our devices can cause damage and result in pain and discomfort in the neck, arms, shoulders, spine, and even the thumbs!
Text Neck is a term used to describe a posture formed by continued or prolonged leaning forward when viewing the screen of a cell phone, tablet, or laptop while texting, reading or typing. It is reported to be the cause of stress related injuries. This prolonged unnatural posture can result in neck and shoulder pain and it can be the cause of headaches too.
It’s important to learn how to use these devices so our health and ability to enjoy activities and work isn’t limited.
Text Neck is becoming a major issue for many people. Poor posture can damage your spine and shoulders. This condition is a growing health concern in our communities.
It is becoming a greater concern with children given their extensive mobile phone, tablet, and laptop use.
The human head weighs between 4.5 to 5 kg. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 12 kg, at 30 degrees it’s 18 kg, at 45 degrees it’s 22 kg, and at 60 degrees it’s 27 kg.
Learn how poor posture and hunching can affect your health so you can avoid pain in the short term and permanent damage in the long term.
This phenomenon is affecting thousands and is now a primary focus of Dr. Kjaer’s work in assisting his patients with their lifestyle choices.