• Phone: 651-757-5096

Ah, the smartphone. Entertainment and communication are now always at hand. But now it’s more frightening for me to go to crowded places like a shopping mall, because of all the “text neck” I see. Take a look, especially at the teenagers, and you will see how common this anterior head syndrome has become. A spinal surgeon breaks it down for us:

  • The average person spends 2 to 4 hours per day interacting with their smartphone’s tiny screen.
  • Your head weights 10-12 pounds, as much as a bowling ball.
  • For every degree your head is bent forward and downward, you add a pound of pressure to your cervical spine (neck).
  • A lot of us bend 45-60 degrees when we are intently watching something about Avengers: Age of Ultron on Tumblr (okay, that’s just me).

spine-phone-looking-down-neck-texting

But seriously, don’t do this for 2-4 hours a day!

Good posture means good health:

  • Less back pain and neck pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Higher testosterone (sex hormone)
  • Higher serotonin (multitasking, mood-enhancing hormone)
  • Lower cortisol (stress hormone)

 

Dr. Barbara Kaiser, Eagan chiropractor
Dr. Barbara Kaiser focuses on identifying and correcting neurospinal dysfunction. For Chiropractic in Eagan near Apple Valley and Burnsville MN, contact Dr. Barbara Kaiser at 651-757-5096 today.

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