What Texting Does to the Neck and Spine | Posture Doctor

The weight of the head (roughly 10 -12 Ibs) is a key factor in developing Text Neck. Our neck muscles are positioned to support the weight of the head in a neutral position— in other words, directly in line with our shoulders, not out in front.

However, most people look down at a 60-degree angle when texting on their phones, which places a lot of force on their neck muscles, discs and joints.

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