Are you currently reading this while hunched over your phone? If so, here’s a very scary wake up call. Text neck is real.
Overusing your neck, back and shoulder muscles causing strain on your spine leads to text neck. It usually occurs when looking forward and downward for extended periods of time on any mobile device or object such as a cell phone, computer, e-reader, etc.
With an average adult head weighing 10-12 pounds, tilting the head down increases the gravitational pull on the skull. Long-term forward neck posture may lead to long term muscle strain, disc herniation and pinched nerves.
These strains on your body are bound to take a toll on health over time, especially with the amount of time most people spend on their phones. With the potential for “text neck”, spending extensive amount of time on your phone maybe causing neck, back, head and overall health problems.
Remember, you only get one neck. TREAT IT WELL.