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How Your Smart Phone Impacts Your Posture

Bottom Line

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.

Why It Matters

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.

  • “Tech Neck” is the term used to describe the flexed head and neck position that occurs when
    looking down at your smartphone.
  • Just 15 degrees of forward bending can increase the stress of your head on your neck three
    times over.
  • Taking breaks every 15 minutes and looking up from your phone or tablet can help your body

Next Steps

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!

Chiropractors in Little Rock and North Little Rock

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.

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Science Source(s) & Additional Reading:

“Tech Neck” Taking a Toll on Posture. Columbia Spine. 2018.

American Chiropractor Association: “Tech Neck” prevention