How many times a day do you see someone with their head down looking at their cell phone or tablet? Dr. Chris Cornett is an orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and he says too much texting and looking down is becoming a pain in the neck.
The term “text neck” is defined as overuse syndrome involving the head, neck and shoulders and is becoming a frequent complaint. Dr. Cornett suggests moving the device so it is at eye level and put phone or tablet down once in a while. He also suggests getting some exercise and that having a strong, flexible back and neck will help you deal with abnormal muscle and skeletal stress.