I think I do. Not from texting, as I don’t do much of that, but from the computer, writing, and using a calculator constantly. After reading about Text Neck over at Instapundit, I self-diagnosed myself and decided this morning to spend a few minutes doing neck stretches and strengthening exercises from a great book I use called 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot. If you have problems in any of these areas, try this book, it has helped me a lot.
Anyway, according to an article on this disorder over at the Daily Mail:
‘Our muscles are designed to flex and retract,’ he told Mail Online.
‘If you stay in a fixed posture for too long like peering over a phone you are putting those muscles under stress.’
Mr Hutchful said leaning the head forwards was like holding a 10 to 12lb weight away from the body.
‘Muscles will go into spasm if they have to hold such a position,’ he said.
He added that tall young women with slender necks were anatomically most at risk from neck problems, as were sedentary people not used to using different muscles.
The article has several tips from a chiropractor to combat text neck such as taking frequent breaks and rotating your shoulders forward to increase blood flow.
Do you have text neck? How do you combat it?