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Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Hawthorn Woods chiropractic care | IL | Do You or Anyone in the family Suffer from “Text-Neck”?

40 Landover Parkway Suite 2
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

(847) 550-4812
[email protected]

Do You or Anyone in the family Suffer from “Text-Neck”?


Text-neck is being called an epidemic, according to an article in the Washington Post. What is text-neck? It is head, neck, and back pain caused by the use, or more likely the over-use, of mobile devices.

A recent study shows that 79% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time—with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their cell phone on hand.

Pressure is exerted on the spine whenever we bend our heads forward even a small amount. When you consider the fact that the head weighs about 12 pounds, you can see how this can cause damage. At a 15- degree angle, 27 pounds of pressure is exerted on the spine. This goes up to a whopping 60 pounds of pressure when the head is tilted at a 60-degree angle. That is equivalent to carrying around an eight-yearold on your neck!

We must be conscious of trying not to crane our necks to look at our phones. Instead, try to bring it up to eye level. We also must educate our children on doing so to protect the health of their necks. It is not only the neck that is affected by improper posture, but lung function has been seen to be reduced by about 30%. Headaches, depression, and heart disease have also been linked with posture problems.

Misalignment of the spine can easily happen when we are looking down at our phones for extended periods of time. These misalignments are responsible for pain and hindering the function of our nervous system. Is there anything we can do to counteract this? One way is to take care of your spine.

Dr. Shah of Aligned Family Spinal Care, Hawthorn Woods, IL is an upper cervical chiropractor who specializes in the care of the top vertebrae in your spine. Sure, it’s easy to pop a pill that helps relieve neck pain, but isn’t it better to address the underlying cause and get rid of it altogether?

Dr. Shah will examine your neck for a misalignment. If she finds one, she will give you a very specific, gentle readjustment to bring your neck, spinal column, and nervous system back to normal function. You will begin to feel relief almost immediately. If you combine proper care of the spine with awareness of neck position when you are looking at your phone, you can avoid further complications from text-neck.

To schedule your NUCCA evaluation, contact us at (847) 550-4812 or email us at: [email protected]

Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Do You or Anyone in the family Suffer from “Text-Neck”?. Dr. Kinjal Shah is a Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor.