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Could You Have 'Texting Neck?'

If you’re anything like me you have your entire world on your cell phone. Contact information, a calendar full of appointments, important emails and even more important baby pictures. It is estimated that the average adult checks his or her cell phone 85 times a day. That equates to 23 days a year or 3.9 years of your life that you spend staring at that small screen. High school-aged individuals spend an additional 5,000 hours a year on their phones compared to the rest of us. It is apparent how important cell phones are in our lives and especially in our teen’s lives. The issue is that our bodies are not made to maintain this typical “cell phone posture” for long periods of time. This means that people are getting injured and an alarming amount of teens and adolescents with “text neck” pain are popping up in physical therapy clinics.

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