Ergonomic Tips to Prevent Text Neck

Dr. Brett Berner
3 min readJun 6, 2024

In today’s world, smartphones, tablets, and laptops are almost like extra parts of our bodies — they’re so crucial to our daily lives.

While these devices make our lives easier and help us stay connected, they also pose a significant risk to our physical health, especially regarding the “text neck.”

Text neck happens when we spend too much time looking down at our screens, causing strain and discomfort in our necks. This can lead to bad posture and even long-term health problems. In this blog post, we’ll explain text neck and how it affects our bodies. We will also share some easy ergonomic tips to help you reduce its impact and improve your posture.

Here’s What Text Neck Means

Text neck is a term for straining the neck and upper back from looking down at your phone, tablet, or laptop for too long. When you hunch over these devices, your head leans forward and your shoulders round, putting extra stress on the muscles, ligaments, and bones in your neck and upper back.

How Text Neck Affects Your Body

Long periods of looking down at your phone can harm your body, causing:

Muscle Strain

Holding your head forward for too long can fatigue and tense your neck, shoulders, and…



Dr. Brett Berner

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