What Are The Symptoms of Text Neck? (How-to Counteract It) Social Network Trends

Having tech-neck or text-neck doesn't mean you'll grow horns. How do you counteract a tech neck?

- Calling them bone spurs is a lot more accurate, but I guess those aren’t as exotic as “horns.” We hardly ever see young people hold a phone to their ear, the modern nightmare is someone calling you instead of messaging.

Medical experts don't totally buy a study that suggests our poor posture when using cellphones or tablets can cause bone spurs on your skull.

- Smartphone-related neck pain on the increase | CBC News -

We're surprised that ever since Google botched Glass, no one has tried to create a way to let people visually access the internet without bowing their heads.

What is text neck syndrome?

Here's what we know so far about Text Neck according to the Washington Post -

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.

But we already know this. What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.

This is not to say I’m not freaked out, because I am!!! I also have been feeling pains in my right elbow for the past couple months, which I think may be a result of “texting thumb”.

New research in bio mechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments.
The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion."

To conclude, texting thumb and several serious other wrist, arm, shoulder and neck issues are related to smart phone use.

- Text Neck Syndrome - Luke & Barker Tips -

No playing around, I had to wear a wrist/thumb and brace on and off for two years, and had to use TWO HANDS to pick up something as simple as a textbook.

A widely-cited study about young people developing growths at the backs of their skulls raised questions about cell phone use. Some people were skeptical after comparing 'text neck' to other moral panics in history, like 'smartphone pinky.'