Tech Neck: It’s The New Buzz Word!
It’s 2014 and everybody from age 5 to 85 is constantly looking down at their “device” – phones, iPods, iPads, tablets, etc. Physical therapists are seeing a rise in patients with neck and shoulder problems ranging from a stiff neck to a disc herniation. This is due to the constant stress placed on the spinal joints, discs, and surrounding soft tissues when you are in one postural position for long periods of time.
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Tech Neck
1. Look up. Take breaks from the activity. Bring your device up to eye level instead of bending your head down.
2. Postural exercises. See an OSI Physical Therapist for recommended exercise for your specific problem.
3. Keep your body moving with daily exercise! Walking is one of the best activities for posture, stress relief, and your cardiovascular system.
If you are having problems with neck and shoulder pain, numbness, tingling, or headaches, come and see an OSI Physical Therapist for evaluation.