We can all agree that technology continues to change the way we live. Since 2010 smartphone use has risen from 23 to 84 percent . Surveys show that American check their phone appropriately 86 times a day . That is a lot of screen time! This excessive phone use causes strain the cervical spine.
Majority of our lives are spent in an anterior position causing us to become hunched. More and more people are suffering from “Text Neck.” Text neck is when there is inflammation and tension in the cervical spine due to looking down for prolong periods.
We have grown accustomed to our devices so there is no way to shut down all technology. There are some habits we can change to improve our spinal health:
- Change the way your looking at your device - raise your monitor in the office. bring the phone/tablet up to eye level. Be sure your head is not being pulled forward.
- Take regular breaks - You deserve them! While resting your eyes, stretch.
- Turn it OFF - No, not all the time. Start a “no phone during dinner” policy. You’ll enjoy dinner even more without the distraction.
- Be AWARE - avoid prolong periods of forward head posture.
If you are suffering from Text Neck Chiropractic can help! Depending on your circumstances we will recommended exercises and stretches in addition to Chiropractic adjustments that can improve your range of motion and your ability to function. Don’t wait any longer! Let Wise Chiropractic help you. Give us a call today (352) 729 - 5105