As a chiropractor a new health condition that we are starting to see is "text neck." Due to the usage of cell phones for texting, especially amongst the teenage population, more and more people are suffering with neck pain, headaches and a forward head posture that will lead to chronic neck stiffness, upper back and neck pain.
Even younger children are susceptible to this condition as they age due to the usage of hand held video games for prolonged periods of time since their heads are held in a downward flexed forward postion.
Encourage your teens and children to be aware of this condition, and be mindful of their postures when texting. Have then hold their phones up in front of them while they text instead of down limiting that forward head positioning!
Originally posted on the Northborough Patch