What on earth is Text Neck?
I can hear you asking yourself, what on earth is text neck?
Well, if you experience soreness and a nagging pain your neck, then this will be especially interesting for you.
The culprit could be your mobile phone!
In a recent study, it was suggested that a staggering 80% of the worldwide population aged 18-50 use their mobile phone within 2 hours of starting their day. That’s a lot of people!
If you look at your phone for long periods of time or too much, then you can suffer from neck pain and soreness which can then move into the upper back and the shoulder as well.
Text neck is the very non-scientific term which describes the neck pain and damage caused from looking down at your phone, tablet or other electronic device too frequently and for long periods.
Text neck is a repetitive stress injury, but it can be relieved or prevented by taking frequent breaks from the mobile device.
If you are having issues, then doing the following might help you relieve the pain that you are having :
If text neck is left untreated, then it can lead to some serious permanent damage, such as:
Common symptoms are:
Less common symptoms are :
If you have an acute case of text neck, then there are some simple things that you can do to help yourself:
If your case is chronic, then you will need a little more help:
This is very much a case of prevention rather than cure. When using your mobile phone, it is important to make sure that you are not putting any extra burden on your neck, as the leaning over makes your head much heavier than if your head were directly above your shoulders.
Please get in touch if you have any questions, otherwise, put down your phone and start looking after your neck
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