Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Heads Up! Do you have Tech Neck?
Maybe you do and you don’t even know it.
Many of us are obsessed with our mobile devices.
The technology we hold in the palm of our hands not only keeps us connected, but is a portal to the universe. There’s virtually nothing that can’t be done on your phone or computer these days.
That’s pretty cool. What’s not cool though is the deviation it’s causing in our necks, spines and shoulders. This compromised posture is being called “tech neck” and is a direct result from us looking down at our devices too much.
Take a look around you next time you’re out. How many people are actually looking where they’re going or even looking at each other.
What is Tech Neck?
It’s a current and common condition that is caused from looking down at our devices too much throughout the day, which causes you to round your shoulders and push your head forward. You may feel it with a stiff neck, knotted shoulders and headaches.
Osteopaths say that this unnatural posture strains muscles in the neck and chest area and, left unaddressed can increase the risk of pinched nerves, bone spurs and degenerative disk disease.
If you're addicted to your smart phone and find yourself looking down more than you did in the past, it might be worth evaluating your current posture.
Osteopathy can help you
Call us to book a FREE Check. This is a 15 minute, no obligation consultation, which will give you an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.
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