How to Stop Tech Neck | Chiropractor for Neck Pain in West Omaha, NE
Hey there Dr. Jeremiah Sample I’m here today from Family First Chiropractic to talk to you about tech stress. I’ve heard of the saying sitting is the new smoking. Well, so then, handheld technology is the new crack.
This position here may look familiar to pretty much anybody watching this video right now, in fact, surveys are showing this is how 75% of America uses the bathroom. Reason it is 75% it because it’s showing also that about 25% of people lie on surveys.
Now, when people sit like this, what it does is it pulls the head and neck for causing endangering stress on a cervical spine, thoracic spine and the disc that they’re involved with. Over time they’ll become degenerative, eventually causing arthritis and vertebral body breakdown. Well what we have to be concerned with is how do we get our phone more upright so that our head is in line with our shoulders and our spine is in a neutral position. Now obviously holding it up like this would be a good thing for us. However, nobody’s going to do this for an extended period of time as most people are on their phones upwards of four hours a day.
Good tip to use, put some pillows in your lap. Your property elbows on the pillows and now your phones at a much higher height. Taking the stress off of your head and neck for to get tired here and want to lay down perhaps Place a pillow down where you can lay on top of it. Keeping your head and neck upright while still being able to use your device. Or you can do what we hear call the nosebleed position, on your back, phone upright spine in a neutral position. Reason why we call it the nosebleed position is once you get tired of using your phone, you’ll just drop it on your face. That’s how you know you’re done using your tech for the day.
Thank you very much for watching the video and if you have any questions or concerns about tech stress in your life or with one of your loved ones are someone you know, please comment below and we’ll get back to you. Thank you