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Text Neck: The Heavy Weight of Texting Too Much

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

It has become common for people to be caught looking down at their phones while sitting, standing and even walking. Technology can be a great resource, but it also can be a real pain in the neck!

Did You Know?

  • The Average Person Spends 3-5 Hours on Their Phone Per Day

With this trend it has also become more common for people to experience neck pain, tension, headaches and tightness. This forward head posture adds a considerable amount of extra force mainly to the lower part of the neck.

Most concerning is the added compressive force to the discs that are part of the joints in your neck. Overtime, this habitual posture can increase the risks of degenerative changes to the cervical spine.

Tips to Prevent Text Neck:

  • Keep Your Device at Eye Level

  • Limit Time Spent on Your Device

  • Stretch Occasionally

It’s important to take a couple minutes throughout the day and give yourself a posture check. Are you standing and sitting upright? or is your head looking forward or down at your phone too much?

Keep your head up, and our team at Sycamore Integrated Health are here to help you if you have any stress or tension in your neck.

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