TEXT NECK: HOW TO AVOID STRAINS AND PAINS
Four Strategies to Help You Avoid Text Neck Strain
1. Take frequent breaks
Take frequent breaks and look up from your device to give your neck some relief from the pressure of looking down.
2. Sit up straight
It’s important to sit up straight while texting. This way, you can maintain good posture, relieving your back and shoulders from the strain of being hunched over.
3. Hold the phone a little higher
Holding the phone closer to eye level helps maintain a healthy posture and puts less strain on your neck. Consider using a stand for devices, even periodically, to change the way that you hold and look at your device
Be sure to stretch often between long periods of extended use of devices. Put your hands at your sides and rotate your shoulders to relieve tension. You can also tuck your chin down to your neck and then lookup. This action helps relieve some of the tension built up in your neck due to the forward-down position we often adopt when looking at our device.
If you do experience pain from device use, consult Dr. Gazze to assess your specific needs and recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you.