Browsing FB Too Often Causes My Neck Pain... What Should I Do?
Browsing mobile phones & tablets after getting up and before going to bed is now becoming a part of many youngsters’ lifestyle. But they may be unaware that bending the head towards the screen puts lots of extra stress to the cervical spine and make it more susceptible to cervical vertebra disease.
How to find out if I have cervical vertebra disease?
Lean your head slightly backward, then try to turn left and right. If your neck feels painful, stiff, or even starts crackling, then it means the cervical vertebra is out of order in some way.
Cervical vertebras, consisting of seven pieces of bones, together with shoulders support our head which is not so light. Once injured, a series of clinical symptoms can occur.
The clinical manifestations of cervical vertebra disease may vary.
Apart from common neck and shoulder pain, one can also develop numbness, fatigue of upper limbs, dizziness, staggering or even paralysis. Cervical vertebra disease is one of the most common bone issues that cause physical disability.
According to recent year’s research, neurasthenia, abnormal blood pressure, coronary heart disease, cerebral ischemia, arrhythmia, and etc. are also related to cervical vertebra disease.
Who are more susceptible to cervical vertebra disease?
Desk-bound office workers, those living a sedentary life like drivers and gamers, or whoever stays indoors, shopping online and ordering take-out, the middle and old aged, middle school students etc.
An adult head weighs 10-12 pounds in a neutral position, but by tilting it forward, the force it exerts on the neck can surge up to 60 pounds when the head is tilted by 60 degrees.
If your body develops symptoms indicated below, waste no time and do cervical vertebra’s check-up!
☆Soreness of neck, shoulders and back
☆Head feels heavy and numb, limbs lack strength
☆Recurrent stiff neck
☆Disorder of digestive, respiratory and endocrine system
☆Hearing loss, blurred vision
☆Headache, nausea, tinnitus
☆Insomania and excessive dreaming, memory decline
How to protect my cervical vertebra?
Besides surgery and reducing the use of mobile phone, remember to keep proper posture in everyday lifestyle. Avoid slouching position, and exercise head every 30 minutes; besides these, participate in sports that can help exercise neck muscles, like swimming, badminton, Taiji and etc.
If the above methods do not work, then you would be advised to see a T.C.M. (Traditional Chinese Medicine) therapist. You can choose the special offer below for a better cervical spine health!
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