Do you have "text neck"? Oh sorry, maybe you're not hip with the newest lingo in technology-related medical jargon. Tet Neck refers to a medical condition some people have started to develop where the position one assumes when looking down at their phone can leads to back and neck pain. Science has recently confirmed that not only is texting bad because everyone thinks you regular use "ducking" as a curse word, it's also straining our necks and possibly damaging our spines.
When we look down at our phones all the time, we are putting a ton of pressure on our necks.
The human head weighs about 9-12 pounds (Thanks, kid from Jerry Maguire) but when we lean down to look at our phones, text, go on social media, play games, etc. we are putting an additional 60 pounds of pressure on our necks.
That's a lot of extra pressure!
Doctors says that this kind of strain can produce pain, muscle spasms, and even damage your spine.
To treat text neck, doctors recommend holding your phone up higher.
The higher up you hold your phone, the less pressure you are putting on your neck. You also may want to visit a chiropractor for a spine re-alignment, if that’ your thing.
But really, maybe just use your phone a little less. Take a walk, look up from the screen at your children, go to a movie and strain your neck the other way to balance it out (This is a joke, we do not recommend this as an actual treatment), that video of a cat playing a xylophone will still be there when you get back.
But don't worry, text neck is't the only malady you can get from using modern technology.
Pretty much everything we use on a daily basis is ruining our health, too!
You might be getting acne from using your cell phone.
How often do you clean your phone? Cell phones collect a ton of oil and bacteria and if you aren’t cleaning yours regularly, when you talk on the phone, you may be giving yourself a breakout.