Washington Post reports “text neck” becoming an epidemic

“Text neck” is a danger to anyone who uses a smart phone. Do you ask your patients how many hours per day they spend with their head down staring at their phone? The majority of us do it to some degree, and as the angle that your neck bends forward and down increases, so does the weight or force through your cervical spine. This article in the Washington Post reports on a recent study about “text neck” and provides specific information about the effect of the texting position as well as some solutions to help reduce the strain.