Are You Suffering From Text Neck?
Many people look at the new habits of our digital culture with a certain amount of concern. The hours spent studying electronic devices are causing a host of unexpected physical problems, from eye strain to neck sprain. Although these technological devices do not have to have such deleterious effects on our health, the truth is that they often do.
Health Quest LLC of Murray, UT, can help to identify the bad habits and negative reinforcement cycles that hurt people when they are using their modern devices, and they can help to replace those habits with healthy, regenerative practices that maintain full physical function.
What is Text Neck?
Texting, social media use, and web surfing on a phone will habitually involve the phone user looking down at the phone, with their neck bent over at an angle that distributes much of the weight of the skull unevenly on the neck. We do not have to use our phones in this way; a portable phone could be held in any position the user chooses. Yet, most people text and surf looking down into their laps.
What is worse, they may maintain this posture for hours a day. This cannot help but influence their posture and the health of their spines. The condition caused by this has been described as “text neck,” and it leads to muscle tension and pinched nerves. In extreme cases, the text neck can even herniate the cartilaginous discs in the spine. The seriousness of such harm can scarcely be overstated.
Call Health Quest LLC To Learn More About Text Neck
Anyone whose posture and back have been negatively affected by texting, surfing, social media, and other technology use should visit with Dr. Duy Tran, a resident chiropractor at Health Quest LLC of Murray, UT. He can help to treat the most immediate symptoms, easing tension and fatigue on the stressed structures of the neck, back, and spine. He will also be able to recommend healthy practices in the future that will strengthen the area and help to resist further aggravation from texting and technology use.