Are You Sick Of Putting Your Neck Out There?

You may enjoy desert tortoises, yet we don’t want you to appear like one! Text Neck Syndrome is a growing problem in today’s society. To some extent, most of us are affected by this unpleasant ailment. Today’s fast-paced lifestyle and time constraints force us to become more effective in our communication with people who matter most to us. Did you know that the typical human head weighs between ten and twelve pounds? Our spinal cord, neck, and muscles are all meant to keep this vital section of our anatomy at the apex of our bodies balanced as the master controller of our every movement.

Text Neck Syndrome - Signs Symptoms and Solutions

That’s why our neck is designed to behave as a fantastic spring, allowing us to keep our heads suspended above whatever we do. Looking down at our smartphone, tablet, and computer device on a regular basis causes an upper body posture that extends the neck forward, as shown in the figure above. Our head will effectively weigh heavier the more forward and concentrated downward our head and neck are extended, putting an unnatural strain on our neck, shoulders, & spinal column as a whole.

Text Neck Symptoms And Signs

When utilising a handheld device, you may have immediate upper back or neck pain.

At the end of the day, a nagging or acute discomfort in the neck and shoulders.

Shoulder discomfort and tightness in general.When you look down or use the computer, you have a headache that is intermittent or chronic.

Causes postural disorders and other health problems.

What Options Do You Have?

  • Lie down and get off your feet.
  • Lie down on your back on the floor or a sturdy surface.
  • To allow the neck to go back into extension, place a rolled (FIRM!) towel under it (chin up).
  • Bend your knees and lay your hands at your sides.

Now that I have your attention, I’d like to share the following suggestions with you.

How Do You Sit Properly?

  • If your feet don’t quite reach the floor, place them on a footrest.
  • Make sure your legs aren’t crossed. Your ankles and knees should be in front of each other.
  • Allow a modest space between your knees and front of your seats.
  • Your hips and knees should be at a 90-degrees angle.
  • Use a back support or adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and mid-back.
  • Maintain a relaxed posture with your shoulders relaxed and forearms parallel to the ground.
  • Sitting in the same position for long periods of time should be avoided.

What Is The Best Way For Me To Stand?

  • Carry most of your weights on the ball of your feet.
  • Maintain a small bend in your knees.
  • Maintain a shoulder-width distance between your feet.
  • With your shoulders pulled backward, stand tall and straight.
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  • Maintain a level head with your earlobes in line with your shoulders. Pushing your head forward, backward, or to the side is not a good idea.
  • If you must stand for an extended period of time, shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or from one foot to the other.

What Is The Best Way To Lie Down?

Choose a mattress that is ideal for you. While a firm mattress is advised, some people find that softer beds help them sleep better. It is critical that you are at ease. (Pillow Pad/Top)

Sleeping with a pillow is a good idea. Special pillows are available to aid with postural issues caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

Sleeping on your stomach is not a good idea.

Back discomfort is often relieved by sleeping on your side or back. Place a pillow between your legs if you sleep on your side. Keep a pillow under your legs if you sleep on your back.

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