Excessive Smartphone Use Is A Major Pain In The Neck
Sep 21, 2012 14:51
If you suffer from constant “headaches, neck cricks and achy shoulders,” it might be time to cut down on your smartphone usage. According to this CNN report, all this texting has seen a dramatic rise in an ailment known as 'Text Neck':
The average human head weighs 10 pounds in a neutral position — when your ears are over your shoulders. For every inch you tilt your head forward, the pressure on your spine doubles. So if you’re looking at a smartphone in your lap, your neck is holding up what feels like 20 or 30 pounds.
And this constant stooping doesn't just cause nerve pain. Dr. Michelle Collie, director of Performance Physical Therapy in Rhode Island says it can also create metabolic problems due to the lack of oxygenated blood flowing through the body can potentially lead to vascular disease. Even gastrointestinal problems can occur from this slumped posture, namely due to the pressure being placed on the organs. In fact, slouching can also reduce the capacity of your lungs
by as much as 30%.
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