Are you developing text neck? 

Text Neck is the term used to describe neck pain damage that is caused by looking down at your mobile, tablet or other wireless device. 

Do you suffer from: 

  • Nagging pain in the upper back? 
  • Sharp or severe upper back spasms? 
  • Shoulder pain and tightness?
  • Tension headaches?
  • Pain, numbness, or tingling radiating down your arm or hands? 

 

Learn how to control your posture before it controls you: 

  • Hold your phone or device at eye level as much as possible. 
     
  • Take frequent breaks from your phone or laptop.
     
  • Set a timer to remind you to get up and walk around every 20 to 30 minutes. 
     
  • Avoid looking down for extended periods of time.
     
  • Make sure you sit square in front of your work screen. 

 

Fortino Gonzalez, PT, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT, OCS  

McAllen Physical Therapy