Tilting your head forward just a smidge—just 15 degrees, to be exact—can triple the pressure on your neck! Ouch, right?! And if you’re craning your neck to read this as we speak, odds are you're one of many with a case of "Tech Neck".
Let's break it down. As you read this, are you looking down? Is your head tilted forward? Are your ears out in front of your shoulders rather than directly over them? Is your chin tucked in? Do you do this multiple times a day?
If you answered yes to all of the above, your neck is begging for some much-needed TLC to ease the accompanying aches and tension you've been living with, and that's exactly what we're here to help you do!
Why It Matters
Get this. That awkward posture we just discussed? The pain doesn't just stop when you put your phone down or step away from the desk. Ongoing stiffness, nagging headaches, and a whole lot of "ugh" moments are sure to follow.
The much needed good news? You can start turning things around right now! Mind your posture, look up and stretch as close to every half hour as you can, and, yes, schedule those periodic adjustments. Your neck will thank you!
Trust us, combatting "Tech Neck" is doable without relying on over-the-counter pain meds. Practicing these simple steps consistently will leave you feeling a whole lot better not just an hour or two at a time but day in and day out!
Until next week, make time for your self-care. Be sure to have your next appointment scheduled and to favorite our social channels for more.