Updated: Aug 29, 2021
If you've ever been to our office, you've probably noticed our wonderful "Text Neck" poster (and some other amazing posters from Etsy seller ParkAvePrints). We always want to highlight this poster about text neck because it is very important to know that when you're holding your phone, if you hold it like this for long periods of time, you're going to have muscular imbalances. Usually meaning your pectorals up front is tighter and the posterior elements of your neck get weaker, which gives you this upper cross syndrome. And to combat that, cell phones aren't going anywhere, they're going to be in our lives. So it's all about holding them ergonomically. So instead of holding them down and looking down, put one arm underneath your elbow and bring your hand up in front of your face. This is a practical ergonomic tip that will save you loads of money, so you don't have to go to the chiropractor or massage therapist, or orthopedist because that degeneration will never take place. Each degree that your neck goes forward will create more tension and more pressure on your neck. And that will degenerate your vertebral quicker, at an accelerated rate. And this is the first time we're seeing a generation of young kids who've had these handheld devices in front of them since practically birth. So it's really important that we practice safe cell phone use, in terms of ergonomic positioning.