According to a survey by Statista, 46% of all people who responded claimed that they spend an average of 5-6 hours on their phone and/or tablet each day. That doesn't include work-related smart phone use. Additionally, 22% of respondents mentioned that their average daily use is 3-4 hours; 68% use their phone more than 3 hours a day.
I would bet that you're reading this on your smartphone or tablet. Did you know that using your phone may be adding pounds of pressure to your neck? When you bend your head forward just 30 degrees, it can add up to 40 pounds of pressure on your neck. That would be like carrying around 4 bags of potatoes on your head.
How to manage "Text Neck"
1. Keep phone at eye level; refrain from tilting head forward.
2. Take regular breaks.
3. Stand up straight, good posture with your shoulders pulled back will help keep your body aligned in a neutral position.
4. Stretch, below are some stretches that you can do to prevent or minimize the effects of "Text Neck".
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Dr. John Toth, has 2 decades of experience in relieving pain. He was voted Best Chiropractor by Minnesota Monthly 3x's.