How Texting Damages Your Spine

how texting damages your spine

Staring down at your phone to read text messages exerts stress on your neck equal to tying a 60-pound bowling ball around your head, says Kenneth Hansraj, a New York Back Surgeon. The good doctor arrived this number by looking at computer models of how gravity affects the human spine, using equations that assumed the average weight of the human head to be twelve pounds.

The calculation appeared in the journal Surgical Technology International and Hanraj recommends training yourself to lift your phone up if you want to check email, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc.

According to Nielsen, the average American spends about an hour on their smartphone each day.

To save your spine and alleviate stress, it might be wise to put the phone down for a little while. Schedule a Chiropractic Care appointment with Dr. Taras Odulak today to ensure your spine and neck aren’t enduring unnecessary aches and pains.

 

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