Common Questions About "Text Neck"
- posted: Mar. 26, 2020
Our Cleveland and Garner Chiropractors Answer Frequently Asked Questions About Text Neck
Text neck is a relatively new phenomenon. You didn’t worry about it in the 20th century because smartphones didn’t exist yet. You likely haven’t considered the physics behind what happens when you text, but you should. It can have consequences on your health. Here’s what you need to know about the text neck provided by our expert chiropractic team at Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage in Garner (40/42 area).
What Is Text Neck?
Your head weighs in the range of 10-12 pounds. When you stand up straight, your neck is holding up that much weight. However, as you tilt your head, you change your head’s center of gravity, leading to more weight on your neck as the incline changes.
When you look down to text instead of holding your phone in front of you and standing up straight, you’re adding up to 6 times of your head’s weight. Your neck and shoulders feel the stress of supporting a 60-pound head instead of 10. This is what is called a text neck.
What Are The Symptoms?
Text neck causes a lot of pain behind your neck and head. It can even spread down to your lower back or into your limbs, depending on how badly aligned your spine is. Aside from chronic pain, the text neck causes fatigue, muscular weakness, headaches, and a stiff neck.
How Do You Correct Text Neck?
Here at Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage, our chiropractors understand that you can’t give up your smartphone, but you can limit its usage to reduce the stress on your neck. It’s also important to practice proper posture when using your electronic device. While these proactive steps can help, you’ll need a massage, stretching exercises, and other chiropractic services to treat the text neck at its source.
Visit Our Chiropractors In Garner Today
Do you have more questions about the text neck? Dr. Michelle Elliott and Dr. Nicholas Ferez at Cleveland Chiropractic and Massage in Garner (40/42 area) can answer all your questions about it. Call us at 919-772-7996 to make an appointment.