Teen Girl Was Feeling Intense Neck Pain. Her Parents Were Horrified After The Doctors Diagnosed Her.
On the up side, the chiropractic industry is due for a huge boom! The already coined term “text neck” refers specifically to chronic pain and discomfort in the neck area as a result of technology overuse. However, it is not only the pain, but there is evidence that a person’s curvature of the spine is being affected. Whereas the neck was once curved at a 40 degree angle, there can now be seen much more drastic curvatures amongst the “text neck” sufferers, usually seen in older and elderly patients. Some of the symptoms beside the generalized pain are migraines, and even a tingling sensation down into the hands and fingers. Treatment has so far included the use of head weights, resistance bands, and neck/shoulder exercises with therapeutic massage.
One can be vigilant in using a different position to view and use your technologies. Simply start by holding your device up higher while you are using it. There is even a new application which, if installed, will flash a red light indicator when you have had your phone or tablet in the same position for too long.
On the other hand, this problem may never be felt among today’s youth for this simple reason: Injuries as a result of tripping, falling, getting hit by a car, or another person, are more likely to cause immediate damage as throngs of teenagers rarely look up to utilize caution while navigating even the busiest of streets. Redirect your eyes, for the health of your spine.