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IN Health & Fitness ON 03 Nov, 2015
Back pain is a hell of a nightmare. It can leave you helpless affecting your ability to work, think or even sleep.It starts slowly and then haunts you day and night. 'Text Neck' can be the basic cause behind the back pain. Text Neck is the term used to describe the pain sustained for a long time from looking at the wireless devices for too long. The symptoms can be a reason for chronic headache, upper back pain and shoulder pain. Here are some pointers which will give you a quick overview on Text Neck.
The symptoms of Text neck are, chronic headaches, upper back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and increased curvature of the spine.
Taking frequent breaks helps in relieving stress on neck and back. It can easily be done by taking breaks after ever 20 minutes, going for a walk, having coffee, whatever suits you.
You should hold your mobile device higher, in the perfect alignment with the eyes, so that there is less strain on the neck.
You can try some stretching or walking and other posture focused during breaks. This will relax the muscles and prevent strain on the back and neck. And as a side effect, you will feel refreshed.
Apart from office exercises, you should exercise during the morning, maybe workout, cycling or running. they help in keeping a good posture. Such morning routine also helps in kickstarting your day being energetic and refreshed.
If you are suffering from text neck, then selecting the best sleep position is very crucial. Those who sleep on their back should put a pillow under their knees. Stomach sleepers should put pillow under their abdomen and pelvis. For side sleepers, put the pillow between your knees.