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Have you got Text Neck?

By leeroy2585, Sep 15 2015 12:30PM

How many minutes a day do you spend looking at the screen of your smartphone? SImple applications allow us to email, facebook, text and game at the touch of a button. But whilst you are doing this are you thinking of your neck? A recent study by the Journal of Behavioral Addictions found that some people can spend up to 10 hours a day on their smartphone!


Your neck is not going to thank you for all this time spent on your smartphone! Dr. Kennith Hansraj, the chief of Spine Surgery with New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, has studied this effect and found that the force of having your head tilted forwards for long periods has damaging results on the cerical area of your spine.


A head weighs roughly 11Ibs. If you are sat with correct posture then there is 11Ibs of force passing down through the neck. However, if you lean forward creating a 15 degree angle in your neck, that pressure is found to more than double. This puts an extreme amount of pressure on your neck whilst trying to hold it up!


Being aware of this fact is the first step to helping yourself. The second tep is to spend less time on the smartphone and raising it to eye level when you do so.


Furthermore, regular chiropractic treatment for neck pain can also be beneficial and ease the strain through your neck.


If you are suffering with naeck pain and want some advice + treatment then call the penarth chiro on 07791266703.

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