Buzzword: “Text Neck”

Text neck: The act of people hunching over their mobile gadgets, which leads to neck strain, headaches, and pain in the shoulders and even hands and arms. This pain can last a lifetime if habits don’t change. Source: NBC News

Fixing text neck

Recent studies have shown that people spend one to two hours per day looking down at electronic devices, causing “text neck.” Looking down at your phone, tablet, or other device strains neck muscles, which may lead to the loss of the spine’s natural curvature.

Paying attention now can save you from future health risks such as degenerative disk disease, bone spurs, pinched nerves, and even wrinkles near the neck and chin. New York Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Hansraj says the secret to a healthy relationship with your electronics is to look at them while being aware of your posture and keeping a neutral spine. Avoid spending hours each day hunched over looking at your lap.