If you're using a smartphone or a smart device for an extended amount of time during work or at home -- or while working from home for that matter -- then you've likely experienced some side effects that have to do with tech neck, symptoms that you may or may not even be aware of.
Below, Barton Chiropractic Clinic goes over tech neck as well as a few ways to counteract the effects that staring at smart devices has on our neck, spine, and posture.
First, try stretching throughout the day. At the top or bottom of every hour, try to take about 5 minutes to get out of your seat and stretch your body. Your neck and spine will thank you for it!
Next, try to limit screen time. Try to only be on your computer for x amount of time each day and counteract that time with good old fashioned exercise.
Instead of craning your neck to look down at your phone to text and surf the web, hold your phone slightly above your eye line and keep your chin slightly raised -- we know this may look strange, but it's best to stop looking down at your phone now to avoid having some serious neck and spine problems down the road.
Visiting your local chiropractic care specialist is another great way to release tension related to tech neck, helping your spine and other essential bodily systems function at optimum capacity. We're only as healthy as our spines, after all. Contact Barton Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation if you'd like to learn more.