28 March 2024

Look Up.  Live Better.

As the use of mobile devices continues to soar, the convenience of being perpetually connected comes with a caveat. The habitual downward gaze at phones, tablets, and laptops can adversely affect our neck and spinal health.

Embracing technology doesn’t mean we have to compromise on our wellbeing. Consider these practical strategies to support spinal health while engaging with your mobile device:

  • Regularly disconnect: It’s all too easy to lose track of time on our devices. Setting a reminder can help incorporate much-needed breaks.
  • Elevate your device: Adjust the position of your phone or tablet to eye level to avoid bending your neck and causing strain.
  • Engage in neck stretches: Unsure of which stretches are beneficial for spinal health? The Straighten Up app offers a 3-minute stretching routine tailored for this purpose.
  • Prioritise posture: Good posture is crucial. Practising and being aware of maintaining correct posture significantly aids in spinal health. The Straighten Up app also features reminders to help keep your posture in check.
  • Maintain physical fitness: A robust back and neck can better withstand stress. Daily exercises that strengthen the back and core muscles are essential.

Adopting preventative measures against ‘text neck’ can not only improve spinal health but also enhance overall quality of life.

Your local ACA chiropractor can provide you with advice and assistance on maintaining your spinal health and overall wellbeing. To find your local ACA chiropractor visit findachiro.org.au