We have become a society completely reliant on our electronic devices. The average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes per day on media devices. 91% of teens access the internet on cell phones or tablets.
When we are staring at our computers, phones, and tablets, we typically do so with poor posture. Our back is slumped, our head and shoulders are forward. Being in this poor position for extended periods of time puts excess stress on the joints, discs, and nerves in the cervical spine.
Excess stress over long periods of time on these structures eventually leads to symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers. If you are experiencing any of these, please call us today at 636-272-7473 to make an appointment to see if you have Text Neck. If so, the sooner we find the problem, the easier it is for us to help you.
Some things you can do to avoid Text Neck are: limit the amount of time you spend on your devices, hold your device at eye level so you're not looking down, and take breaks every 30 minutes to give your neck a break.
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