With 6 billion cell phone subscribers in the world, Text Neck or Forward Head Posture has become a global epidemic! We are spending increasing amounts of hours hunched over electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers.
There has been a steady increase in the number of children and adults presenting to Chiropractor to seek relief from back and neck problems. Do you think it is a coincidence or an addiction to electronic devices?
The neck should have a natural curve but bending your head too far forward can straighten your neck. This can lead to spinal neck pain, headaches and pinched nerves.
WHICH POSTURE DO YOU WANT?
Ideally, the head should sit directly on the neck and shoulders, like a golf ball sits on a tee. The weight of the head is more like a bowling ball than a golf ball so holding it forward and out of alignment, puts a strain on your neck and upper back muscles. The result can be muscle fatigue and often an aching neck.
Detecting Forward Head Posture is simple. Looking at the person side on, observe whether the ear hole and shoulder line up correctly as shown in the picture. Any Forward Head Posture should be checked by a Chiropractic immediately.
Remember, long standing postural problems will cause spine and nerve damage and symptoms are rarely present early on making it more difficult to correct later on.
Chiropractic = Better Posture
Chiropractic helps correct your posture by keeping your bones and joints in correct alignment decreasing abnormal weight bearing of joint surfaces which causes pain and discomfort.
Take a minute to think about how long you have been staring at a screen today. What does your posture say about you? You live in a forward facing world: mobile phones, repetitive computer use, TV, video games and even carrying back packs have forced the body to adapt to a forward head posture.