4 out of 5 people experience back pain.
We’re accidentally injuring ourselves with our smartphone usage.
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Text Neck Modern Technology Updates Old Spine Issues
4 out of 5 people experience back pain. • We’re accidentally injuring ourselves with our smartphone usage. • 80% of American adults text. • Millennials text an average of 67 messages per day. • 70% of employees believe their organization should use text for internal communication. Back Pain & Smartphones
“Text Neck” is self-inflicted damage caused by looking down at a cell phone, tablet, or other electronic device for prolonged periods of time. • Leaning your head at a 60-degree angle puts 60 pounds of force on your cervical spine. • That’s the same as carrying an 8-year old around your neck several hours a day! “Text Neck”
Neck pain • Upper back pain • Chronic, nagging pain • Sharp, severe muscle spasms • Shoulder pain or tightness • Pinched cervical nerve • Numbness • “Pins and needles” • Hand or foot that frequently “falls asleep” • Radiating pain Symptoms
Always hold your cellphone and other devices at eye-level. • Look down with your eyes, not your neck. • Remember to take frequent breaks. • Good posture and regular breaks can prevent cervical neck pain and back pain. Solution
If the problem has progressed too far, please speak with a medical professional about what treatment options are available to you. • The South Texas Spinal Clinic has thirteen board-certified spinal surgeons and a board-certified medicine rehabilitation doctor available. • (210) 614-6432 Medical Support