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Treating Text Neck in Orlando

Treating Text Neck in Orlando You’ve probably seen the term “Text neck” on the news by now and wondered what all the fuss was about. I’d love to be able to tell you that it’s all hype and it doesn’t matter, but in reality, it does. Losing the curve of your neck is one of the quickest ways to neck and upper back pain. But why? You probably don’t think about it much (and you shouldn’t, I should), but your spine is continuously working against gravity to keep you upright. When your spine is in the correct position, it will be straight as you face toward a mirror looking straight ahead, but when you turn to the side, it’s a different story. Your spine has four distinct curves when you look at it from the side. These curves are actually designed to INCREASE the stability by allowing force to be transmitted outside the spine, thus decreasing the risk of disc injury. Many Doctors of Chiropractic would argue that the most important of these curves is the one in your neck, mostly because it is the one that has the toughest job against gravity. In the “ideal” position, your neck should have about 43 degrees of curvature. This position of your spine allows the spinal cord to travel through the vertebrae with the least resistance and also positions your head directly above your shoulders. To recreate or exaggerate this position, pinch your shoulder blades together and pull your chin straight back as if you were making a “double chin.” If this position is painful for you, then I have some bad news, you’ve lost the...

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