The new tech ailment is a pain in the neck!
Reliable Tech News urgently warns all our readers: there are health problems related to the use of tech equipment. Whether texting on your cell phone or bending over your computer, you will create big problems for yourself just by the degree you tilt your head. Tech neck!
Kept at the normal 90° your head weighs a remarkable 12 lb! But if you tilt to text, head weight greatly increases and so does the effect of tech neck. Of course, not the actual weight, but the weight of strain placed on neck and back muscles. It’s-as-though there was 42 lbs of weight pulling on these muscles due to improper support. Improper support that produces the pain of tech neck.
The increased distress to your body also affects your sleep and we all know how loss of sleep affects work performance. What a pain!
ABC reports on another scary issue to avoid, generally thought to be caused by texting: Droopy Neck Skin!
We encourage all our readers to minimize the tilt and to minimize the number of minutes tilted whether texting or typing with a full-sized keyboard at the desk. Take a break and stretch! You might even consider walking across the hall instead of using inter-office SMS. Occasionally…
Wonder if people in the 18th-19th centuries had any problems with reading big heavy books. Probably, if such problems existed, they called it “Book Neck.”