Text Neck

Those darn kids, always texting on their cellular mobile telephone whatchamacallits!

Ok, so here at True Wellness, we aren’t that old and grumpy, however we do get tired of seeing kids, teenagers, and adults spending so much time staring at their phones/computers/tablets. Is it because we hate technology and miss the days of rotary phones and walk-mans? No! It’s because we see countless people with what we call “text neck!”

Hint: this is not good for your spine

“Text-neck” is becoming more and more common in our society, but aside from making you look like the handle of an umbrella, text-neck will lead to many health problems, including (but not limited to) decreased blood and air supply to your brain! (Hint: this is not good for your brain) So are we doomed to be a nation of vulture-necked people? Absolutely not. Looking down at your cell phone once or for an extended period of time does not mean you will forever have bad posture. A simple analogy is the rock analogy. If you throw one rock into your car every day, after 10 years you have a car full of rocks. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t take the rocks out, it just simply means that the longer you throw rocks in, the more rocks there are to take out. The same goes for our spine and health. The longer we contribute to poor spinal health, the longer it takes to correct it, but almost all simple issues (like text neck!) are correctable in our clinic!

If you are interested in a complimentary exam and check up call the closest True Wellness location and we’ll be happy to schedule some time with the Doctor!

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