Believe it or not, many of us spend 3 hours or more per day on our smartphones. That adds up to over 1,000 hours each year! And the positions we tend to hold our heads in while using our devices can be, well… damaging. Damaging to your posture and damaging to your spine. It’s not surprising that over the past few years, an uptick of these awkward positions has led to an uptick
in head and neck pain according to our Little Rock and North Little Rock Chiropractors.
It’s estimated that tilting your head forward, even just 15 degrees, can triple the weight of your head on your neck. In fact, tilting your head forward 60 degrees can increase the stress and strain on your neck ten times over. Repeating this forward head posture again and again over time can result in pain, stiffness, dysfunction, headaches, and more. The good news about postural stress and “Tech Neck” is that a few simple changes to your routine can help you reduce your risk of experiencing pain.
Know that reducing your “Tech Neck” symptoms involves more than just changing the angle you look at your phone.
Proper ergonomics and regular stretching and exercise all play significant roles in helping you continue to enjoy your favorite devices without those nagging pains.
If you’ve been living with “Tech Neck” and are ready to take action, you’ve come to the right place!
We are Omnis Rehab, a chiropractic and wellness team serving Little Rock, North Little Rock, and surrounding areas.
Our health professionals treat patients with more than just adjustments and massage. We develop individual treatment plans that offer patients the techniques and corrective movements or exercises to manage pain or discomfort over time and ultimately get you back to wellness.
Our goal is to give our patients the confidence and tools to manage their own health success while using our services for support as needed.
“Tech Neck” Taking a Toll on Posture. Columbia Spine. 2018.