If we’re honest, most of us spend a little too much time texting or surfing the internet on our mobile phones and tablets. And while it’s become the “norm” to not go more than an hour or so without checking for texts or social media updates, such habits can pose a damaging risk to our spine health.
Text Neck is the term used to describe neck pain and other symptoms caused by looking down at a mobile device too frequently and for too long. In addition to pain and soreness, the condition can also lead to upper back pain, shoulder pain and tightness and even neurological symptoms in the arms and hands.
It’s a big concern, especially among growing teenagers who are the one of the biggest user groups of mobile phones and tablets.
If you do anything to protect your family’s spine health, limit the amount of time you all spend hunched over your mobile gadgets. We’ve seen the damaging effects of Text Neck here at our Hounslow Family Chiropractic Clinic, and trust us, the risks are not worth taking.