Texting or browsing with your head bent forward over your cell phone results in a hunched posture that can lead to neck pain. With your head tilted forward and your shoulders drooped, extra stress is placed on the cervical spine. In a neutral position, the head weighs 10-12 pounds. Bending the head forward 15 degrees increases the force that the head exerts on the neck to 27 pounds, a 30-degree tilt of the head places 40 pounds, and a 60 degree tilt exerts60 pounds. Thus, it is easy to see how a hunched texting posture could result in early wear and degeneration of the cervical (neck) portion of the spine. Chiropractors are posture experts who can help alleviate neck strain.
Chiropractic alleviates neck pain- Chiropractors address the underlying cause of pain disorders, headaches, low back pain and sports injuries by treating the cause, not covering the symptoms. We are trained to restore the health of your spine and joints. We’re located at 200 Queen St. Southington, where we work to restore your health and guide you in personalized approach to overall wellness. Please call 860-621-2225 to schedule an appointment, and let us help you live life without pain. The answers you need. The care you deserve.
P.S. To avoid neck pain, try lifting your cell phone closer to eye level and casting your eyes downward to see the screen.