Text Neck!- Injury and Diagnosis

Yes, Text Neck is a real injury and there is a diagnosis!

What is Text Neck?


Text Neck is pain in the neck due to participating in prolong flexed postures such as using your cell phone or tablet to text, surf social media or read. As cell phones, gaming systems, and computers have consumed our lives this diagnosis has developed and is relevant in teenagers and young adults. These sustained postures can place stress and strain on our neck causing various symptoms. For every 15 degrees of cervical flexion (forward bend) an added 13-15 pounds of pressure is added to your cervical spine. Yikes, that’s a lot… that’s a bowling ball!

A person may have Text Neck when displaying these symptoms with prolonged postures such as looking down for prolonged periods of time.

  1. Pain in the Neck
  2. Pain in the shoulder or shoulder blade
  3. Stiffness in neck
  4. Weakness in the shoulder, elbow or hand
  5. Numbness or tingling in the arm or hand
  6. Headaches

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