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Forward Head Posture / ‘Text Neck Syndrome’

Text Neck is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury, where the head is brought forward and the neck bends as you look down at your cell phone, iPad, or other device for an extended time. This causes increase weight and pressure on the cervical spine.

It may result in:

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Increased curvature of spine
  • Early onset of Arthritis
  • Decreased Lung Capacity
  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc compression

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How physical therapy helps

A physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation and then design a treatment plan that will facilitate improving your neck posture over time. The treatment includes hands on therapy, stretching, special exercises and postural re–training, improving strength and stability. In addition, we work with you on how to optimize home/work environments for optimal postural positioning. 

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