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Tips To Fight “Text Neck” With Proper Posture

“Text neck” has joined “distracted walking” and “texting while driving” as a buzz phrase to describe a health threat that has emerged with smartphone technology. We have tips to help you protect your neck with proper posture while you text.

We no longer have to resist the desire to stay in touch—now we carry our phones, and our world, with us everywhere. But we’ve increased our contact with the world at the expense of our neck health. Text Neck describes pain from our ever increasing cell phone use.

The rise of text neck

Looking down at our phones is changing the curvature of our upper spine in unhealthy ways. Frequent texters are experiencing neck pain and headaches as they spend hours with their heads bent over their smartphones. Over time, hunched texting posture puts increased pressure on the cervical spine and can lead to premature disc degeneration. These problems are often referred to as text neck. We’ve got tips to help you keep your head up and your spine healthy.

Easy changes to help ease pain

If you are looking for specific exercises to maintain neck and spine health, or if you have concerns about neck pain that may be related to text neck, our Summit Orthopedics spine team will be happy to evaluate you and teach you how to protect your neck while enjoying all of the benefits of wireless technology.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise

Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.

Start your journey to a healthy spine. Find your spine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a spine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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