The definition for Text Neck is the overuse syndrome involving the head, neck and shoulders, usually resulting from excessive strain on the spine from looking in a forward and downward position at any handheld device, i.e. mobile phone, video game unit, computer, mp3 player, ereader. This can cause headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, breathing compromise and much more.
Along with Dr. Fishman teaching his patients easy exercises to help strengthen their neck to alleviate pain; he’s created a great Text Neck app that can be downloaded for only $2.99. The Text Neck app allows electronic junkies to constantly be aware of their posture while using their devices with an indicator that will appear in the taskbar that turns green when they’re in a good position and red when they’re not. There's also an analog that will keep track how well you did overtime, which can be taken in to a physician if they'd like to know if you've improved over time.
If you're suffering from your electronic addiction or would like to protect yourself from Text Neck be sure to check out this great app to help you enjoy that ebook or surfing the net without pain. You can learn more about Text Neck Syndrome on The Text Neck Institution’s website text-neck.com.