CNET: Dr. Armin Tehrany gives smart advice on how to avoid ‘text neck’

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New York Orthopedic specialist, Dr. Armin Tehrany was invited by the technological news giant CNET to discuss a problem that ails many folks spending a solid amount on their desks or staring at their smartphones – the infamous ‘text neck‘.

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Text neck is the feeling of stiffness in the shoulder and in the base of the neck. It is a result of a poor posture – if you’re hunched over your phone, tablet or laptop, the pressure of the head will eventually lead to pain and pulled muscles. It affects millions of people worldwide.

The perennial advice is often the simplest one. In the CNET article, Dr. Tehrany suggests adding some core strengthening exercises to your workout and stretching your neck at various angles while using your device. He also advises setting your phone timer to go off every hour to serve as a helpful reminder to stretch.

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However, if this doesn’t work and the text neck persists, it’s time to visit an orthopedic specialist.

“If your neck pain does not improve after a week, or the pain radiates down the arm with associated numbness, tingling, burning or weakness, you should consult a physician for an evaluation.”

If you’re feeling constant pain in your neck that’s causing concern and discomfort, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our team will schedule a consultation with Dr. Armin Tehrany, to make sure that your text neck becomes history.