If you spend hours looking at a computer or scrolling through your digital devices, it’s likely you’ve experienced ‘tech neck.’ It’s not just a #trending term – tech neck is a condition that’s caused by repeatedly tilting our heads down and forward to look at a screen, putting a strain on the cervical spine and creating pain, inflammation and general discomfort in the neck, shoulder and upper back. The average adult head weighs between four and five kilograms, which, when in an upright and neutral position is a perfectly sustainable weight for our neck, but when tilted forward over phones or computer screens, places up to 25 kilograms of force on to the neck. As well as aches and pains, it can also create or deepen fine lines and wrinkles, increasing the aging of delicate skin around our necks.
How can I avoid tech neck?
The easiest way is to become conscious of your time in front of screens as well as your posture while you are on the computer or phone. You can also try a few simple stretches at home to ease tight muscles, keep the head in correct alignment and improve posture, whilst incorporating a treatment cream that specifically caters to the neck area, such as Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new SUPER ANTI-AGING NECK AND DÉCOLLETÉ CREAM, will help firm, tone and plump the skin.
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20 January 2022