Skip to main content

Text Neck

text neck pain stiffness back pain texting cell phone

written by runnergirl training

Have you heard of text neck? It is neck pain from prolonged looking down at a cell phone, tablet or other device. It adds strains to muscles, nerves & joints that are not made to hold the head in that position. See more below!

The symptoms of text neck are upper back, shoulder & neck pain and/or stiffness. Nerves can become pinched and cause pain to radiate in the back, neck, shoulders and arms. It is especially worrisome for children and teens who may develop lifelong problems and pain as a result of text neck. It can also lead to early onset arthritis in the back or neck.

There are a few easy ways to prevent text neck. Hold your phone or tablet at eye height to avoid neck strain by looking down. Every 30 minutes take a break from looking down and move your back, neck & head to prevent stiffness. Have your computer screen positioned to eye level.

There are ways to undo the effects of text neck. Stretching the neck and upper back muscles works effectively to counteract overuse.

Stretch 1:
Rotate your chin over your shoulder. Hold for 10-20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Stretch 2:
Bring our ear toward your shoulder. Hold for 10-20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Stretch 3:

Place your arm on the wall and turn your head to the opposite shoulder. Gently pull your head forward with your other hand. Hold 10-20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Socks are Sockwell compression socks. I was not asked to show them in this post but chose to since I wear them daily!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Product Review: Bali Body Tanning Oils, Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15 & BB Cream SPF 15

written by runnergirl training

Bali Body is an Australian based company who makes tanning oils and skin care products that are free of parabens and harsh chemicals. They are plant-derived, seed based oils full of vitamin E, rose hip oil and jojoba and much more! I love that their products are vegan and cruelty-free!
I have previously reviewed the Bali Body Natural Tanning and Body Oil and the Bali Body Cacaco Tanning Oil here. The Natural Tanning and Body Oil is a lightweight moisturizer and will bring a tan when skin is in the sun. The Cacaco Tanning Oil gives an instant light bronze look even without sun exposure. If using them I the sun please remember skin protection with SPF lotion.
I personally choose not to expose my skin to direct sun. In 2013 I lost my mom to melanoma skin cancer. It is very aggressive and does horrible things to the body. I use these products without direct sun exposure, to moisturize, give a light glow to my skin and help my skin to be healthy with a flawless …

Product Review: Bali Body Tanning Oils

written by runnergirl training
You may have noticed on social media tanning oil from Bali Body appearing everywhere. That’s because it is a plant based miracle in a little bottle! It is very different than most tanning oils by the ingredients and how it works. Bali Body offers several products including 3 types of tanning oils, SPF lotion & a hydrating body lotion. Read more below!

How To: Garmin Forerunner 235 Turn Off Smart Notifications

written by runnergirl training

Are your Garmin Forerunner 235 smart notifications annoying you? After a great lack of help from the manual and Google I finally found out how to turn off notifications. Click below to read the steps!