Looking down at you cell phone or other electronics with your chin on your chest causes neck damage commonly called text neck. The weight of your head is around 7 pounds. Looking down causes the neck to go backward (a reversed cervical curve). This means every nerve root exiting your neck spine is being pinched.
What Does Text Neck Feel Like?
Text neck, also called cell phone neck or SmartPhone neck, causes your neck to feel very uncomfortable, and you may experience pain running down your arm. You may find that you cannot hold your head upright or turn it without pain, and you may realize that you are tilting your head toward one side to avoid discomfort.
How to Correct Text Neck
The best way to avoid these issues is to avoid using your phone with your head bent forward. Chiropractic care can alleviate or remove neck pain by restoring the neck bones back to their normal, healthy position.
When you experience pain, it is your body’s way of telling you that chiropractic care should be in your life. To learn more, visit Myshka Chiropractic.