Got Texting Posture? Call Your Orem Chiropractor!

By the time today's youth reach college they will have been slumping over a hand held device for an incredible 10,000 hours.Their necks bent downward at impossible angles for, sometimes, hours at a time. That's texting posture and that's why if you do this you need your Orem chiropractor.

Try it for yourself. orem chiropractor texting neck pain posture

Pick up your phone and do whatever you frequently do on your phone, except this time pay attention to the position of your head and neck.

Get it?

If your really like the science of such things you can read the study published in  Surgical Technology International.

Or if you want a layman's version you read more about at the Washington Post.

Researchers found that texting can add up to 50 pounds of pressure on a person’s spine, depending on the angle at which the person is texting.

“Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine,” wrote study author Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, a spinal and orthopedic surgeon.

Your spine is at its happiest when your ears fall on the same plane as your shoulders, and your shoulder blades are retracted. Without these adjustments, you put added stress on your spine, Hansraj says.

“These stresses may lead to early wear, tear, degeneration, and possibly surgeries.”

Don't want surgery on your neck, where they have to cut away the muscles and grind away bone build up?

Call your chiropractor!

The technology isn't evil or bad. We just need to change the way we use it. When using technologies that require you to change your normal posture be mindful of your position and the amount of time you're in that position.

Make chiropractic a part of your healthy lifestyle. Orthodontists straighten your teeth and chiropractors restore the normal curve to your neck.

In his study, Hansraj calculated how stressful varying degrees of curvature would be on a person’s spine. At zero degrees of tilt, the resting pressure is equal to the weight of the person’s head: roughly 10 to 12 pounds. But for each 15 degrees of tilt, the pressure increases. At 15 degrees, a person feels 27 pounds of pressure; at 30 degrees, it ups to 40 pounds; at 45 degrees, 49 pounds; and at 60 degrees, a person should feel roughly 60 pounds of force on the spine.


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Dr. R. Ned McArthur is a Chiropractor and the founder of R. Ned McArthur Chiropractic in Orem,UT.

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