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Text Neck

Posted: January 21, 2020

Modern life has many advantages, but our bodies aren’t always prepared for the changes in the world. With our continual use of technology in today’s world, there is a new phenomenon called “Text Neck.”

What is Text Neck?

Text Neck is when someone looks down at their phone and their neck bends, so their head moves forward. For every inch that your head is held forward, an additional 10 pounds of pressure is placed on the supporting tissues of your neck and shoulders. This causes the person to have a more pronounced forward head carriage. From there it is a domino effect that causes subluxations to the cervical vertebrae, which in turn pinches the nerves and causes the muscles along the rear of the neck and upper back to accommodate for this extra load. As a result, they’ll experience stress and strain that is greater than normal!

How Can You Treat Text Neck?

Correcting your posture and being more aware of keeping your head up while looking at your phone is a great place to start, but getting in to see Dr. Rini for a regular chiropractic adjustment is the only way to help correct the subluxations in your neck and to restore its natural curve!

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