August 13, 2010 — Now that just about everyone has a cell phone, mp3 player or laptop computer, the American Chiropractic Association has been hearing more about “text neck,” an overuse syndrome that can result in headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, breathing compromise, and more.
The condition is caused by excessive strain on the spine from looking in a forward and downward position at a hand-held mobile device.
We want to hear from you! Are you currently seeing patients with text neck? Have you noticed any trends with regard to the condition? If so, please e-mail Melissa Lee, ACA’s public and media relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org