4 Ways to Avoid Text Neck
Did you know the weight of your head will increase when you use a phone or computer due to improper posture?
Incorrect posture of your head can lead to chronic pain. If you have pinched a nerve you may feel tingling and numbness in the arm and hand. Every inch of your head that extends forward, an additional 10 lbs will be increased, therefore your neck muscles are working extra hard to support those additional weight. As shown below, when you are tilt at 45 degrees, your head will weigh about 49 pounds!
Photo credit: Physical Assessment by Prohealth System Inc.
Improve head posture by following these 4 steps:
Take note of how you are sitting or standing while looking at device and correct your posture
Limited your screen time (phone, tv, computer, etc.)
Stretch after sitting for 20- 30 minutes to release tight muscles
Seek professional advice from Chiropractors and Massage Therapists, they are experts at understanding how posture problems cause pain and how to treat them.
About 90% of people lean forward with their necks and do not notice they have incorrect neck posture. It is very important to correct before it leads to more problems. Massage and acupuncture treatments are effective for treating this condition. Call us at Bodhi Tree to book a consultation or treatment.
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