Teen Girl Was Feeling Intense Neck Pain. Her Parents Were Horrified After The Doctors Diagnosed Her
Children these days spend up to 5,000 hours per year reading online texts and browsing online. The extra problem is that they do this hunched over and look down at their devices many hours in this position. On average, every individual stares at their cell phones and laptops for 2-4 hours daily, crooked over. For young adults, these numbers are even higher. They spend much more time doing this in one sitting.
Whether it is the personal computer, the laptop, the cell phone or the tablet, every device requires bending down of the head at a certain angle, at the same time bending at the neck as well.
This has resulted in the occurrence of what is known as “text neck”. This is a chronic and unpleasant pain in the neck area. Text neck occurs in cases where the normal, standard curve in the cervical spine reduces or even moves forward.
The ideal curve in the spine is 40 degrees, but those who suffer from text neck don’t have these numbers. The x-rays of people who have text neck show so drastic results that the curve can even become reversed and bent forward in the opposite direction. Normally, this spinal curvature can be reversed to this extent only in older and elderly people, because it takes time to occur.
Doctors have noticed that more and more people show up, suffering from text neck, in almost all parts of the world looking for a solution and relief. These people are predominantly young and set themselves up for a variety of possible problems that go beyond general pain in the neck, and consists of shoulder tension, migraines, and numbness and tingling in their arms in the worst cases.
People who suffer from these problems usually necessitate physical therapy, chiropractor services as well as changes in their lifestyle. The professionals implement shoulder exercises, adjustments to recondition and strengthen the shoulders, the neck and the back muscles, head weights and resistance bands for improving the patients’ state. However, you can do less drastic things which should be part of your everyday routine if you want to avoid text neck. The most important thing is to learn to sit up straight and to stop looking down at your devices.
If you do use them, hold your phone higher, on the level of your face and eyes. There is an application which may help you achieve this habit. This application helps you in the way that your phone starts blinking a red light every time you hold your cell phone low and it reminds you to lift it up. You should also stretch more often, several times a day, roll your shoulders and move around. Always b aware of what you do and how long do you do it, so you can avoid text neck more easily, as well as the pain that it causes.
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