Text Neck Syndrome & Chiropractic
Text Neck Syndrome & Chiropractic In West Des Moines - Vero Chiropractic

Text Neck “Syndrome?”

What Is Text Neck Syndrome In West Des Moines - Vero Chiropractic

Signs and Symptoms of Text Neck

  • Instant upper back or neck pain when using a handheld device.
  • Nagging or sharp pain in the neck or shoulders at the end of the day.
  • General shoulder pain and tightness.
  • Intermittent or constant headache made worse when looking down or using the computer.
  • Leads to posture problems and related health issues.

Spinal Support and Stress Reduction

  • Lie flat on back on floor or firm surface
  • Place a rolled (FIRM!) towel under neck to allow neck to fall back into extension (chin up).
  • Bend knees and place hands at the side of body.
  • Controlled diaphragmatic breathing.

Proper Texting Postures

Standing and Texting:

  1. Stand tall and roll your shoulders back and down.
  2. Place your left hand on your right rib cage. Place your right elbow on top of your left hand to support your right arm.
  3. Use the right hand to view your phone and swipe with your thumb.
  4. Switch sides often to avoid overuse/fatigue.
  5. To type in this position, place your elbows on the bottom of ribs so you can hold the phone with both hands.

Desk Work and Texting:

  1. Sit tall in your desk chair and place your elbows on your desk.
  2. Hold your phone at eye level.
  3. Keep your shoulders back and down.

Sitting and Texting:

  1. Move to the front of your chair or whatever you are sitting on and lean forward with a flat back. Place your elbows on top of your knees.
  2. Hold your phone at eye level.
  3. Keep your shoulders back and down.

Floor Sitting and Texting:

  1. Push your butt up against a wall or headboard behind you. Bend your knees in front of you and place your elbows on top of your knees.
  2. Hold your phone at eye level.
  3. Keep your shoulders back and down.

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