Is My Mobile Phone Giving me Neck Pain?

Last updated on March 23, 2023

If you are experiencing increasing stiffness and pain in your Neck following the use of your phone it may be due to increased time on the phone. 

Looking down for hours engaging in social media content, constantly responding to emails and texting friends all day is actually doing more harm to your health than good. 

On average we spend a minimum of 3-5 hours per day on our devices and this trend is sky-rocketing fast out of control.

So what does this mean to your health and your Neck?

Looking down at your phone in forward neck flexion for long durations changes how your Neck functions. We are increasing the forces of all soft tissue structures around the spine including Neck muscles, tendons and ligaments. 

 

But, this constant pressure also changes the physical shape of your spine and is most commonly seen through bad forward head posture. 

 

Our Cervical spine should have a healthy “C” shape curve, with your top vertebrae being directly over your bottom vertebrae in your Neck. This allows for optional Neck and Nervous system function. 

 

But over time we lose this curve in our spine and our head starts to go forward off your shoulders causing many problems in your Neck. If not taken care of this leads to the most severe diagnosis in degeneration of the spine, especially the soft cushions between the vertebrae called your discs.

What Should You Do Next?

If you are concerned about your cell phone usage causing Neck pain, book in to see one of our experienced chiropractors today for a thorough assessment.

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