Everything You Need to Know About Tech Neck

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

You may not be hunched over an assembly line for 10 hours a day, but 21st century technology may be even worse for your posture. Tech neck is the new posture syndrome that can have big health consequences, especially as many people now spend 4-8 hours a day texting, tweeting and typing on smartphones and tablets.
Looking down at a phone increases joint stress, making your phone a true pain in the neck.
Research shows just how much posture stress from tech device use is hurting our health. According to a recent study, looking down at your phone or computer with just 15 degrees of forward head tilt more than doubles the pressure on the neck and upper back.

An adult head typically weighs 10 to 12 pounds when it’s in a neutral position. But as soon as you begin to tilt your head forward, the amount of weight your neck has to support increases dramatically. Researchers found tilting your head forward just 15 degrees surges the amount of pressure on your spine to 27 pounds. Depending on how far forward your phone habits make you tilt your head, it can add up to a whopping 60 pounds of pressure on your neck and spine!
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