Text Neck is Destroying Your Children’s Future Dr Alan Mandell, DC
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There is an epidemic and it is called ‘text neck’.
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Texting Is Damaging Your Spine Do This 30 Sec Fix (Text Neck/Anterior Head Syndrome)
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Do You Have ‘Text Neck’?
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Kids and teens suffering from ‘Text Neck’
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TEXT NECK MEDICAL CONCERNS (YEP IT’S A THING)
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Tech neck is a real thing (and I have it)
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For starters, we take on “text neck” and yes, according to Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, it’s a real thing. “We did a study on the issue of poor posture and how it affects you, especially. Yes, Text Neck is a real thing! The good thing is that text neck is correctable! Today we’re sharing 3 tips we have found to implement and begin the process.
To help us on our journey to better health and proper posture, the FlexiSpot desk bike has become my new best friend. “Text neck is a very real thing (we recommend this), but due to technology as a whole, not just texting,” explains Dr. Jason Queiros, a chiropractor at Norwalk Sports & Spine. “Any action requiring prolonged looking down will reverse the curvature of the neck, causing everything from headaches to neck pain, and degeneration to numbness or tingling in the arm. Text-neck is a term used to describe people suffering from neck pain coupled with postural changes when the head is forward, shoulders rounded and bent from the back.
A similar situation can occur if you sit at a computer screen everyday for a long period of time. You may find that you will suffer from back and neck pains, due to bad posture. ‘Text Neck’ Is a Real Condition! Have you heard of such a thing as ‘Text Neck’? I mean, it’s no surprise that the physical condition of our necks and spines are affected by the use of our smartphones, but many are unclear on the actual long term consequences of allowing your posture to be compromised.
“Text neck,” as it is now termed, is completely preventable: talk on the phone (instead of texting), search the web on a computer that is at the proper height (instead of using a hand held device), take regular breaks from your phone/tablet. Look up often, sit up tall, and pull your shoulders down and back with a slightly drawn in chin. This phenomenon is not entirely brand new, but it has only come out in full force in these modern times.
Doctors refer to it as Text Neck, and as its name suggests, it occurs when an individual is looking down too often and for prolonged periods of time, like you would do when constantly texting. Brazilian scientists compared the texting posture and neck pain complaints of 150 students aged 18 to 21, and found no correlation. In response, one spine specialist told the Daily Mail “Text neck. Over time, researchers say, this poor posture, sometimes called “ text neck,” can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and even surgery. “It is an epidemic or, at least.
If so, you are probably experiencing Text Neck. The cause is poor posture from constantly looking downward with your head forward. Texting and typing can make matters worse because those activities tend to round the shoulders forward.
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