Addicted To Your Mobile Phone? It Can Give You Text Neck; Know Symptoms, Prevention Methods And Complications
Looking down at your devices can cause serious aches and pains. A day without mobile phones seems impossible. This can result in text neck. Here's everything you need to know about text neck.
Overuse of mobile phones can cause several health issues
- Text neck can cause severe pain in neck
- It is a result of overuse of mobile phone
- Overuse of mobile phones can affect your health in various ways
Addicted on mobile phones? The use of gadgets has increased tremendously in the past years. A day without mobile phones seems impossible. With texting, watching movies or gaming mobile phones have become an important part of everyone's life. According to researchers at Harvard Medical Health, seven out of ten people suffer from neck aches at some point or the other. According to studies, a person spends approximately five hours every day looking at their phones. Looking down at your devices can cause serious aches and pains. This position is also known as text neck which can be harmful to you in many ways
What is text neck? Symptoms, prevention and complication
What is text neck?
The term text neck was coined by US chiropractor Dr. Dean L. Fishman. It is a condition that is on constant growth among mobile phone users. You might have noticed yourself using phones with head forward slightly looking down, shoulders round and back bent. This posture is called text neck which can lead to stress injury.
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Symptoms of text neck
You can experience symptoms of text neck if you spend more hours looking down on the phone. When you are looking down there is more stress on your neck as it has to carry more weight. Some common symptoms of text neck may include-
- Stiff neck
- Soreness and difficulty in moving the neck
- Muscular weakness
- Pain in neck, shoulders and sometimes arms
The symptoms may become severe if you are spending more hours on the phone.
When to see a doctor?
If the symptoms become severe you must visit a doctor. First, you should limit the number of hours you are spending on the phone. If ignored minor symptoms can later contribute to nerve pain.
How to prevent text neck?
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