“Text Neck” Newest Medical Condition [VIDEO]
If you or someone you know spends an inordinate amount of time texting be advised that it could be hazardous to your health. Chiropractors across the country are reporting an increasing number of people are seeking treatment for neck and back pain associated with constant texting. One chiropractor, Dean L. Fishman has even opened up a Text Neck Institute to provide more detailed info on the condition. What are the specific effects of “text neck”?
When someone has their head flexed forward while looking down at the screen on their hand held mobile device for long periods of time, the bones and muscles of the spine adapt to that posture and postural change ensues. This will cause changes in the curve, supporting ligaments, tendons, and musculature, as well as the bony segments. Eventually there may be nerve involvement, muscle spasms and pain.
What are the signs to look for? Shooting pains down your neck and arm, as well as numbness or tingling in your fingers and hand. Check out the video for more information.