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text neckIt’s all at how you look at it. Literally!

Phones and laptops have been around long enough for us to know about the many negative effects it is causing society. In chiropractic, a very common thing we see is the effects technology is having on our spine. “Text Neck” is a real diagnosis! It’s a syndrome! It’s not going anywhere. In fact, we are learning more and more about the importance of posture as it leads to other more serious conditions down the road. Even if you aren’t experiencing pain right now, you must listen and start being mindful of your posture.

Rise Up! No, Raise up.

Raise up that screen! Whether it is your laptop, computer screen, or phone – we encourage you to stop looking down as much.  Do it! Your head weighs about 10-15 lbs. if your neck is properly aligned over your shoulders, and the muscles in your neck are designed to support this weight… in the correct position. When your neck is forward, it can weigh anywhere from 30-60 lbs and then your muscles and ligaments suffer big time. Ever had that trigger point you can’t seem to get rid of that recurring migraine. Proper neck posture is vital for maintain health.  Picture your head as a bowling ball. When you look down at your phone as your scrolling through the latest self-improvement videos for a solid 15 mins, your neck muscles are working extra hard to keep you in that position.

3 Main things happen when you look down for an extend amount of time:

  1. Your neck loses its “curve” aka “forward head posture”
  2. Your shoulders round forward and elevate
  3. Your neck muscles will tighten and spasm 

1 thing to do right NOW to help a “Text Neck”

  1. Raise your phone to eye level!

Now, that you have accomplished that. Consider seeing a chiropractor. We would love the opportunity to talk more about poor posture and how chiropractic can help!

Do it!

In Health,

The Mindful Chiropractic and Wellness Team

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