“Text” Neck

Head, neck, shoulder and back pain related to an increase in mobile device and tablet usage is something very commonly seen now in chiropractic offices.

How does smart phone and tablet use affect people? It’s related to the ‘forward head posture’, consider:

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. 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 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds.(1)

Photo Credit: Dr. Ken Hansraj M.D.
Photo Credit: Dr. Ken Hansraj M.D.

Make an effort to look down at your devices with your eyes, not your head. Be mindful of your head position when on smart phones and tablets and remember to stretch often. Of course chiropractic care can help correct this serious and painful problem, please give us a call to book your appointment – 519-258-8544

(1) Lindey Bever – Via The Washington Post

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