September 27, 2021

Chiropractic, Mindfulness

E-Learning: How to Avoid Tech Neck

Bottom Line:

Do you know the benefits of chiropractic care?

Chiropractors help your body heal itself through movement-based techniques that influence your body’s nervous system, muscles, and joints.

Many people know that chiropractors adjust the body’s joints, but just how does it all work? Keep reading.

Why it Matters:

The countless hours per day kids often spend on phones and computers can significantly contribute to tension headaches.

 In fact, it’s estimated that kids spend up to 1,400 hours per year in the exact positions that are attributed to the development of “Tech Neck.”

 That’s not surprising.

 Recent research has also shown that even 15 degrees of forward head tilt can triple the weight of the head on the spine.

Here are some key things to remember when it comes to “Tech Neck”:

 ·       “Tech Neck” is the term used to describe the symptoms of headaches, neck pain, and poor posture attributed to the forward head posture often associated with using your phone, tablet, and computer.
·       Taking a break from our mobile devices every 15 minutes can help reduce the likelihood of developing recurring neck pain and headaches.

·       Chiropractic care including adjustments and postural exercises can help decrease the pain and reverse the effects of “Tech Neck”.

Science Source(s):

Assessment of Stresses in the Cervical Spine caused by Posture. Surg Tech Intnl. 2014.

Text Neck Syndrome. Intl Journal of Env Research and Public Health. 2021.

Three Steps to Build a Better Back. Harvard Health Pub. 2015.

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