Present day Spine Ailment: Text Neck
Nowadays, it’s usually very difficult to find someone who doesn’t have a phone that can connect to internet. This can be very good for connecting people from one end of the world to the another end. But looking down at our phone for long periods of time can often cause pain or discomfort over our neck and ultimately our whole spine.
So how do we keep our spine healthy and at the same time enojy the conveinence that technology brings us? Let me share some simple tips that can keep your spine happy while using your latest mobile device.
Avoid long term use: remember to take regular breaks from your phone if you do need to use it for a long period of time. This maybe easier say than done. Set up an alarm can assit you in such situation.
Change your neck position or move your neck from time to time. This can reduce the stress on the neck muscles and spine. Pay attention and remmeber when Dr Bryan is teaching you how to stretch your neck muscles.
Move your phone up to your eye level. This will avoid your neck from tilting down too much and causing strain to your lower neck. You can worry about if other people are peeping to what you see on the phone later.
Maintain a good postural habit. Again this may be easier say than done. A good posture can take some time to build up. Talk to Dr Bryan if you need some assitance on this topic.
Keep yourself fit and active. A stronger back and neck are better equiped to handle stress and prevent injuries. Some simple neck and core exercises can go a long way to protect your spine from injuries.
At the end of day, just remember the harmful effects of a “text neck” and keep your neck healthy with these simple tips. They can surly improve your neck and spine health and overall quality of life.