‘Text Neck’ becoming an epidemic?

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More and more people are coming to doctors with complaints of chronic neck pain. What those doctors are beginning to find out, is that the amount of time we spend looking down at our phones is in direct correlation with pain we feel in our neck.

The average human head weighs roughly 10-12 pounds in its normal resting state, and the more you curve your spine down, the more pressure that adds to your spine.

Doctors say that at a 60 degree curve of your neck, can add 60 pounds of pressure on the spine.

With the average American spending nearly three hours per day looking down at their phone, that adds up to a lot of neck pain.