Most people experience neck and shoulder pain, headaches, and tingling in their arms and shoulders. Have you ever wondered why this is so?

Recently, smartphone addiction has caused various neck disorders. The increased usage of mobile phones without limiting screen time can put pressure on neck muscles, causing neck strain and shoulder discomfort. 

Text Neck refers to the excessive strain on the neck caused by looking down at mobile devices for a prolonged period. This can cause various problems, such as headaches, neck pain, and shoulder and arm pain.

What is the cause of tech neck?

Looking down for extended hours can strain neck muscles. The average weight of the neck is 10 pounds, but bending it to a 60-degree angle exerts substantial weight on it. 

How long does text neck last?

Text neck pain can last from a few days to several weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. In the case of a mild text neck injury, a person might recover within a few days—exercise, posture correction, and stretching help to heal soon. However, severe cases of text neck injury may take several weeks to months to fully recover. 

How do you treat neck text?

Mild cases of text neck can be treated at home. In some cases of severe, text neck injury, a person must seek medical care. There are plenty of ways to treat neck pain, listed below. 

  • To avoid head tilting forward, use mobile devices closer to eye level. 
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Use your mobile phone for 20 minutes, take a break for 20 seconds, and look at something farther than 20m. Spend time away from the phone and take frequent breaks from handheld devices.
  • Stand up straight. The good posture, with the chin tucked in and shoulders pulled back, keeps the body aligned in a neutral position.
  • Exercises and stretches: Arch the neck and upper back backward periodically to ease muscle pain.
  • Exercise regularly. A robust and flexible back and neck can handle extra stress. Some research indicates that teenagers active in low-impact team sports or endurance sports are less likely to have neck pain. 

KKT Treatment 

KKT utilizes “Quantum Waves,” which can gently restore the asymmetrical spine to its original position. It allows many muscles, ligaments, and nerves affected by the spine’s shift due to injury to return to their regular positions, eliminating neck pain.

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