Text neck is the modern term used to describe the peculiar strain that mobile devices and tablets put on our upper body. While technology has proven to be beneficial in our lives in many ways, being hunched over devices for lengthy periods of time can lead to neck strain, headaches, and discomfort in the shoulders, arms, and hands.
Here are some tips to help minimize the risk of text neck:
Take frequent breaks by looking up from your device to provide your neck some relief.
Maintain good posture while using a mobile device or tablet to relieve your back and shoulders from the strain of slouching.
Stretch in between prolonged usage of your device by rotating your shoulders with your arms by your sides to release tension. Tucking your chin downwards and then looking up to the sky also helps to relieve neck strain.
See your chiropractor for regular checkups! An aligned spine is the most important step towards avoiding pains and strains.