Resist "Text Neck" by Practicing These Simple Postures

text neck

Research tells us that by looking down at your phone while reading or texting stresses the neck between 45° - 60°. This adds between 49 - 60 lbs of pressure on your neck and spine, causing your nervous system to go into emergency mode.

 

*Poor posture is associated with reductions in testosterone levelsreduced serotoninincreased cortisol, and reduced feelings of power.

*An average person spends 2 to 4 hours a day with their heads tilted forward for reading and texting on their smartphones, amassing 700 to 1400 hours of excess, abnormal cervical spine stress per year. 

*A high school student may even spend an extra 5000 hours in poor posture per year.

The good news is that by making a few small postural changes while on your phone can help keep your body aligned and lessen the additional stress. Watch and learn as Dr. Dan goes through a series of positions that will help combat "text neck".

As always, we are here for you, and we are happy to support you with our chiropractic treatments and any questions you may have regarding nutritional supplementation as well. Please reach out to us anytime at info@thebalancingcenter.com and schedule your virtual or in office appointment by clicking here.

 

With much love and light,

Dr. Dan Fedeli

 

Author
Dr. Daniel Fedeli Daniel J. Fedeli, DC, PC, established The Balancing Center in 1987 to meet the increasing demand for alternative healthcare in Chicago and offer access to a different perspective on health and wellness. He believes in techniques that re-establish balance in order to promote the incredibly powerful resources that lie within the human body. His noninvasive techniques work with the body, optimizing performance and function, in order to alleviate pain and stress. Dr. Fedeli combines the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) method with a wide array of forward-thinking techniques designed to release physical holding patterns, and ease the effect of traumas, memories, and emotions on the body’s critical functions. Carefully selected treatments, such as energy synchronization, neuro-emotional clearing, stabilizing exercise, and movement therapies are used in conjunction with spinal adjustments to remove factors adversely affecting the body’s ability to restore and maintain long-term stability.

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