Text neck is one way to refer to the posture we adopt when on our phone, tablet or even computer. This position puts a lot of extra weight on your neck and upper back – for approximately every 3cm your neck move forwards it doubles in weight. When your head is looking down at your phone it can be tripled in weight which can add and extra 10 kg of pressure to your neck and upper back.
This extra pressure changes the way your whole neck works, muscles become tight, ligaments are stretched beyond their usual movement and your joints become fixated. All these changes can cause pain and other symptoms.
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