text neck

text neck

n
(Pathology) a painful condition caused by contorting the neck to view the screen of a mobile phone or portable electronic device
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To put it simply, prolonged duration of bending over electronic gadgets, causes text neck.
The condition text neck is fairly new, and because it slowly progresses in to a major problem, its dangers haven't caught on to public imagination.
A 2014 study published in the journal Surgical Technology International found that our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablets is affecting the way we hold ourselves, in what has been called the iHunch or text neck.
everything sto need for us to mem phone numbers, bank aNECK A 2014 study published in the journal Surgical Technology International found that our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablets is affecting the way we hold ourselves, in what has been called the iHunch or text neck.
Jade Egonia singled out that "PokAaAaAeA@mon GO" is one of the reaso why text neck has become prevalent, she maintained that the painful condition is generally triggered by the awkward posture smartphone users have when they look down on their devices.
Specifically, you may be at risk of suffering text neck.
Experts have now brought out an App called Text Neck Indicator specifically designed to help you maintain a good posture while you use tablets or smartphones.
Moveover, Smartphone Thumb, Text Neck is the next lifestyle ailment to look out for.
The use of modern communication equipment is unavoidable and so is the tendency for users to become accustomed to the text neck posture.
Text neck is defined as overuse syndrome involving the head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a downward position at hand held devices such as cell phones, mp3 players, e-readers and computer tablets.
AS if we didn't have enough problems already, there's another brand new illness which is menacing the public - text neck.
Text Neck Dr Kenneth Hansraj warns that we're all risking are permanent damage to our spines by bending down to look at our phones because the average head weighs between 10 and 12lb but when angled down to stare at a screen, this can double, or even treble.