Features November 2018 Issue

Taming Text Neck

Taming Text Neck

You may suffer neck pain from something you do routinely without thinking about it - using a digital device.

Your neck muscles are meant to support the weight of your 10-to 12-pound head in an upright position. As your head drops forward the load on those muscles increases. If you tilt your head down just 15 degrees, it can nearly triple the force on your neck to about 27pounds. Bend it 30 degrees and this increases to 40 pounds of force.

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