As technologies change, so do the issues that bring people to see health care professionals.
While we have become dependent on technology, our use of it is contributing to a multitude of negative physical effects and impacting our health in ways that we might not notice right away.
Headaches, or pains in the neck and shoulder, are now being linked to a new phenomenon: “text neck.”
Monitoring our use of cell phones might seem impossible to do. With the advent of the smart phone, “mobile” has become the go-to for many people who interact with the web mostly on their phone.
Learn about the hazards of text-neck, and how you can help inform your clients about yet another behavior that might be contributing to their pain.
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“Remember the explosion of carpal tunnel syndrome in early 2000? It became vital to educate the public about prevention and how to protect the wrists from overuse of the computer mouse, poor ergonomics, etc.
Today’s technology-induced epidemic is “TEXT-NECK”, causing complaints of chronic back pain, headaches and diagnosed spinal curvature. Estimated to affect 79% of the adult population who consistently spend time hunched over their wireless device, checking emails, texts and cell phone calls, text-neck is a major concern, especially for young people.”