I can’t tell you how many times I will walk into a treatment room only to find one of my fantastic patients sitting there with their phone on their lap and their chin on their chest slumped over like Gollum from Lord of the Rings. We all know how important good posture is to maintaining a pain free spine. Why do we forget that when we're scrolling Insta? To avoid a nagging neck injury remember these simple steps the next time you reach for your phone:
When you check your phone make sure to bring it up to eye level.
Keep your chest up and shoulder back
Make sure to look straight ahead
And don’t text and drive
Making this small change will make a big difference the the health and function of your neck.
Dr. Brian Gordon DC LAc
Active Care Spine Center