“TEXT” NECK SYNDROME & SOCIAL MEDIA

IS “TEXT NECK” SYNDROME  A CONCERN FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

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TEXT NECK SYNDROME is when there is pressure on the spine due to moving the head forward and downward consistently with load bearing activities that result in increased pressure to the spine.  Realizing how often and when you tend to create this load bearing pressure on yourself is the FIRST step in prevention. This syndrome is becoming a growing concern in the health community.

SYMPTOMS: Some symptoms of “text neck syndrome”, includes but not limited to, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle soreness and aches, tingling in arms and hands, neck stiffness, decreased grasping abilities, and more.

SOLUTIONS: 

1. Get spine checked and improve spine alignment with Chiropractic adjustments.  LEARN MORE

2. Strengthen neck and back postural muscles as often as possible.

3. Be mindful of your day to day use of technology and make necessary modifications immediately!  All postural behaviors are relative.

 

 

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