Mobile devices and smartphones have revolutionized the way we communicate and interact with each other and with the world around us. Making a dinner reservation, booking a flight to an exotic destination, checking the score of your favorite sports team, and even reading this post can all be carried out using a small lightweight mobile device! However, with the luxury and convenience we gain from our smartphones and mobile devices, also comes the risk of developing some health problems, including “text neck” syndrome.
“Text neck” syndrome, thus, is a condition that results from assuming an unnatural flexed posture of the neck, repeatedly for prolonged periods of time while using a mobile device. The condition can result in neck pain, arm pain and numbness, tightness and spasm of the muscles of the back of the neck and shoulders, and headaches. In addition, it could potentially affect the normal curvature of the spine.
Mohamed Abdulhamid, MD
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