Text Neck in the Workplace

How to Stay Healthy at Your Desk Job

Dr. Brett Berner
4 min readJun 10, 2024

In today’s digital age, many of us spend a significant portion of our day sitting at a desk, often hunched over our computers or smartphones. This posture can lead to a range of health issues, one of the most prevalent being “Text Neck.” Text Neck is a modern-day affliction caused by the repeated stress of leaning forward and looking down at screens.

Understanding Text Neck

Text Neck is a term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your electronic devices too frequently and for too long. This posture places a considerable strain on the cervical spine, potentially leading to serious health problems over time.

Symptoms of Text Neck

Common symptoms of Text Neck include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder pain and tightness
  • Headaches
  • Upper back pain
  • Reduced mobility in the neck and shoulders

How Text Neck Develops

The development of Text Neck is typically due to:

Prolonged use of electronic devices: Spending hours texting, browsing social media, or working on a…

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Dr. Brett Berner

Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Lutz, FL. Schedule a complimentary consultation: text CONSULT to 813-578-5889 or www.foundationschedule.com