Pain in the Tech Neck

I spend far too much time on the computer or any of my other mobile devices and have noticed myself developing what is being called “Tech neck.”

A recently published story in issue #593 of the Surgical Technology International Journal reported this:
While it is nearly impossible to avoid the technologies that cause these issues, individuals should make an effort to look at their phones with a neutral spine and to avoid spending hours each day hunched over. The weight seen by the spine increases when flexing the neck at varying degrees. An adult head weighs 10-12 pounds in the neutral position. As the head tilts forward the forces seen by the neck surges to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees and 60 pounds at 60 degrees.
Check out the images that show what was just described above of how much neck flexion equals pounds of neck stress. 
Just take a look around you at people every day on their devices as a reminder. Bet you can recognize your own neck position.
This got my attention and now that I am more aware and my posture is better. The neck you save may be your own. Now back to the computer … neck in neutral.


Elizabeth Thorson, RN


Elizabeth is certified by Caroline Myss, PhD & Dr Norman Shealy, MD, PhD and the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, as a Counseling Intuitive after completing an intense program in Intuition Science & Medical Intuition.

Since 1985 she has been on an accelerated trajectory incorporating Science, Technology, Business Strategizing, Alternative/ Energy Medicine, Astrology and Metaphysics into her ever expanding practices.


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