The term “Text-Neck” comes from Great Britain and refers to the pain that occurs in the cervical spine as a result of prolonged use of mobile phones, tablets and even your computer (laptop or desktop) in the wrong position.
In the majority of cases, the screen used is not well positioned. The screen is not at eye level and your neck is bent. Keeping the head bent for a long time causes the head to be overstretched, which is the cause of the pain.
In the neutral position, the force exerted on the cervical spine is between 4.5 and 5.5 kg. Then, the greater the head tilt, the greater the strain on the cervical spine.
The position of the head is not the only reason for the pain. The positioning of the arms, elbows, hands and fingers also counts!
Don’t wait until your neck is completely blocked before taking action!
After looking at your smartphone, you can make a few movements with your head to relax your neck muscles. At the office, don’t hesitate to take a few minutes to sit properly in front of your computer.
If you suffer from persistent neck pain, do not hesitate to consult your chiropractor!
Article by @corfmatchiro
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