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What is Text Neck? | Fort Myers

What is Text Neck? | Fort Myers

Chiropractic Fort Myers FL Woman with Neck Pain

Text neck is a popular term currently used to define an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury of the neck while using a handheld mobile device or tablets for a long period of time. The prolonged forwards head placement and bent downward in the arch position for a long period of time cause: neck soreness and pain, chronic nagging pain in the upper back, severe upper back muscle spasm, headache, shoulder tightness and pain, and muscle spasm in the shoulder, increased thoracic kyphosis.

Regrettably, text neck can also cause permanent conditions like:

  • Early-onset of arthritis
  • Flattening of thoracic kyphosis
  • Spinal degeneration
  • Disc compression
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of lung capacity

A recent study shows that 79% of the population between the ages of 18-44 have their cell phones all the time, with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their cell phones on hand.

How to Prevent Text Neck?

  • Raise your phone and other devices to eye level
  • Take periodic breaks
  • Regular exercise like chin tuck exercises restoring function to upper back.
  • Good posture (keep body aligned in a neutral position)
  • Use a text app to get feedback about your posture.
  • Frequent muscle stretching

If you are experiencing neck pain from texting on your mobile devices or laptop, Dr. Carine Chery, DC from Chery Chiropractic Center from Fort Myers, can help you. We encourage getting a chiropractic adjustment, physiotherapeutic and exercises which can help relieve the pain and help reduce muscle spasms, improve ranges of motion and better posture. If your teenager is constant complaining of headache and neck soreness, it could be due to much time spent on their device (Text Neck). Dr. Chery can help correct your posture.

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Chery Chiropractic Center
1900 Crystal Drive Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-6566

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