Text Neck: The struggle is real

Can't figure out why you're suffering from upper back pain? Here's an idea.

If you've found that you're suffering from back pain, a tightness in your shoulders or pinched nerves...you're not alone. "Text neck" is becoming more and more common for technology users of any age. And it might just lead to some long-term problems.

According to spine-health.com, text neck "is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long."

And while we've often participated in activities that cause us to look down - like reading, for example - texting "adds one more activity that causes us to look down—and people tend to do it for much longer periods. It is especially concerning because young, growing children could possibly cause permanent damage to their cervical spines that could lead to lifelong neck pain."

What can we do?

I realize that it's a little unrealistic to ask you to stop texting altogether. After all, if you have teenage children that will completely shut down your lines of communication. We can't have that, can we?

So, let's take a look at a simple exercise that might help.

And, as always, if you feel that you're in need of medical assistance, don't hesitate to let me know.

Just don't send the request in a text.


Dr. Bobby Curtis, DC is a chiropractor who serves the Alpharetta, Georgia area. Through The Wellness Studio, Dr. Curtis ensures quality care through both his chiropractic practice and weight loss services. Call (678) 825-4448 today for your complimentary consultation. It’s the first step towards a healthy, pain-free you!

Dr. Curtis

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