Hanging over your phone for every small text you receive from not so important person? Perhaps you are not the only one. Every other person is doing the same. A recent study has proved that the ratio of picking up the phone 33 times a day back in 2014 has jumped to 60 plus times on average in 2016. It’s only that we do not really realize we are using it that much. A lot of people were randomly asked to give a figure for how many times they used their mobile phones every day and they gave roughly half the figure. So whatever figure you think, just double it up and then you would probably be close to the real value. Out of 7 billion people on earth 4 billion use mobiles and that is why the term “Text Neck” is emerging- a repetitive stress injury that occurs due to excessive use of mobile devices with head leaning forward. Main cause is the angle your neck bends to while such usage. A normal 15 degree angle will keep your head weight to 27 pounds while any angle greater than 30 up-to 60 degrees can put 40 to 60 pounds of weight. Resultantly natural curvature of the spine is supposed to change and the alignment of muscles too is disturbed.

 

So are you doing the same? Bending your neck more than 15 degree angles for prolonged periods of time? Are you not using your remote devices with your back and head straight up? You are probably giving your body a chance to develop text neck better than any other ailment could do that for you with age. Since use of such devices is imperative and we tend to acknowledge it in our everyday memes that we can’t live without air, water, food and internet. So why not develop a way to avoid any repercussions associated with such an important activity of ours? Learning what symptoms can be indicative of this syndrome can help us get better idea of how to deal with it. A lot more of us are now complaining about how we feel around our neck and shoulders- not very good to be honest, still do nothing about it. Tightness and stiffness across shoulders, numbness in fingers, tingling felt in the upper body are some indicators one should never go ignoring. It commonly causes pain in the neck area along with soreness sometimes accompanied with back pain in upper extremities and radiating pain in either of the arms and hands. Headaches too are a symptom. In some cases chronic headaches were reported to be associated. Pinched nerves and muscle spasms are reported to be generated from the unnatural alignment of body during use of laptops and tablets and other mobile devices. In the worst of cases, disc herniation and kyphosis are noticed. Now that you know the symptoms and causes of text neck, you should start aligning your activities with your back. If you are staggering across the room, sitting on a chair or even lying down- you need to give yourself a break! Continuous hunching of your neck forward in any of the case is a wrong body posture. Consequences are ghastly!

So what’s the best cure- Probably prevention from using mobiles, but that doesn’t sound easy. What’s next? Early diagnosis, exercises and treatment at the right time can actually prevent from a lot more happening later. One of the best diagnosis and treatment centers is KKT spine center that uses Kinetic technology in its facilities. We are all a bit scared of the surgical treatments and tend to opt for non-surgical ways of curing any kind of disease we may encounter. So what about text neck? The resultant symptoms of this condition can be treated without any surgery. Be it disc herniation- a severe outcome or neck pain, either of the symptoms can be cured using KKT. This non-invasive technology not only relieves from surgical stress, but also gives you a permanent treatment for your back and neck related problems. Kinetic technology makes use of sound wave frequencies to address spinal distortions and misalignments. An all in one approach for treating any neck and back related issues is taking the patient into confidence and guiding them through the procedure. At KKT patient is educated about exercises and lifestyle modifications to improve body postures and to find relief from neck and back pain. Text neck is not only leaving us more immobile by keeping us stagnant to one particular position but also reducing the flexibility of our spines. Bring back your body where it would love to work for you all day long. Bring back the posture your body deserves. Get guided, keep exercising, eat healthy and enjoy. Most importantly take as many breaks while using electronic devices, as many times you use them. This will keep you away from almost all of the problems it can bring along with higher usage frequency.

کیا آپ ٹیکسٹ نیک کا شکار بن رہے ہیں؟

ہم میں سے ہر کوئی فون کا استعمال کثرت سے کرتا ہے. تحقیق سے ثابت ہوا ہے کہ فون کا استعمال دن بہ دن بڑھ رہا ہے. دنیا میں ٧ بلین لوگوں میں سے ٤ بلین موبائل فون استعمال کرتے ہیں. اسی وجہ سے ٹیکسٹ نیک کا نام زیادہ سنا جاتا ہیں. یہ ایک مرض ہے جس سے آپ کی گردن میں درد رہتا ہے صرف اس لئے کے فون کو دیکھنے کے لئے گردن کو جھکا دیتے ہیں.

تو کیا آپ بھی ایسا کر رہے ہیں؟ کیا آپ اپنا سر اور کمر سیدھا رکھتے ہیں؟ نہیں. آپ دراصل خود اپنے آپ کو اس مرض میں مبتلا کر رہے ہیں. موبائل فون یقینا ہمارے لئے ضروری ہوتا جا رہا ہے بالکل ایسے جیسا کہ ہوا، پانی اور کھانا. تو کیوں نہ ہم اس کو ٹھیک طریقے سے استعمال کر لیں.

اگر ہم اپنے طرز زندگی میں کچھ تبدیلیاں لے کر آئیں تو کافی فرق پڑ سکتا ہے. جیسا کہ آپ موبائل کا استعمال کم کر دیں. تھوڑی سی واک کر لیں.  تھوڑا ٹائم اپنے رشتہ داروں کہ ساتھ گزاریں. کسی سے باتیں کریں. ورزش کریں. یہ ٹیکسٹ نیک سے بھی نجات دلا سکتا ہے.

بہت سی دفع مرض حد سے زیادہ بڑھ جاتا ہے. درد سے بچنے کے لئے آپ کے.کے.ٹی سے رابطہ کریں. یھاں آپ کا علاج ماہر ڈاکٹرز کریں گے اور جدید ٹیکنالوجی کا استعمال ہو گا. اس سے آپ کو درد نہیں محسوس ہو گی.

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