Did you know the average teen sends 60-100 texts messages a day, and most people pick up their cell phone around 1,500 times a week? This new trend of constantly looking down at computers, cell phones, tablets/iPads, and desk work is changing our posture and wreaking havoc on our health.
People affected with Text Neck begin to have subtle symptoms such as neck pain, tight shoulders, upper back pain, and mild headaches. Unfortunately, by the time the symptoms present, early degenerative changes can already be visualized on x-rays. The degenerative changes normally seen in senior adults are now being seen in teenagers.
The human body is designed to be in an upright and active position. It also adapts to the stresses placed upon it. Therefore, as our culture shifts from and upright active position to a seated sedentary position, our bodies adapt and reshape into the hunched position even though it leads to long term health and vitality problems.