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Text Neck Syndrome

Our smartphones are a powerful tool, especially for staying connected to those we love.

But by using them, are they creating habits that are causing us pain? One symptom you may face is Text Neck Syndrome.

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long.

Here are several tips for preventing the development or advancement of text neck:


A women looking at her cell phone

- Hold your cell phone at eye level as much as possible. The same holds true for all screens. Laptops and tablets should also be positioned so the screen is at eye level and you don't have to bend your head forward or look down to view it.


- Take frequent breaks from your phone and laptop throughout the day. Set a timer or alarm that reminds you to get up and walk around every 20 to 30 minutes.



- If you work in an office, make sure your screen is set up so that when you look at it you are looking forward, with your head positioned squarely in line with your shoulders and spine.




 

Want to learn more? We are a local Chiropractic Office in Spokane Valley, Washington. Our goal is to help patients find health and wellness in each day. Follow us on Facebook for more weekly tips or come visit us to see how we can help you!




Chiropractic Wellness Center | 618 N Sullivan Rd #21, Spokane Valley WA | 509-926-7789

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