Technology continues to play a role in our lives increasing the chances of getting Tech Neck. Think about how much time we spend on Laptops, Desktops, tablets, iPads, and Phones.
It is no secret we are seeing a rise in strain injuries and poor posture due to the increasing use of digital devices. Strains and injuries that come from postures while texting and using handheld devices have been dubbed “Tech Neck.” A safe bet is that technology is here to stay, so here are some tips and tricks you can do to prevent getting hurt.
Whether they are craning their necks poring over a textbook or scrolling through instagram on their phone, children and adolescents are at increased risk for injuring themselves.
A quick measure is to see how far out in front of their shoulders, their ear is. It’s estimated that for every inch forward you crane your neck (ear out in front of your shoulder), an additional 10 pounds of pressure is being applied to your neck. That adds up fast and can harm your spine in a number of ways, including neck pain, hunched shoulders, and headaches.