Home / Issues / TEXT NECK: A Global Epidemic and Pakistani

TEXT NECK: A Global Epidemic and Pakistani

Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. We all enjoy the conveniences contemporary electronic technology offers, especially our mobile handheld devices. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? However, with all the advantages we gain from mobile technology comes the risk of serious and permanent health problems.

TEXT NECK IS A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC! ‘Text Neck’ is a world-wide health concern, affecting millions of all ages and from all walks of life. Widespread overuse of handheld mobile technology is resulting in a harmful and dangerous physical condition on the human body, which is known as Text Neck.  Dr. Dean Fishman is a Chiropractor in Plantation Florida, and a leading health care provider for technology induced injuries. Dr. Fishman originated the phrase ‘Text Neck’ to explain the repeated stress injury to the body caused by excessive texting and overuse of all handheld electronic devices. The term, and the health condition, is derived from the onset of cervical spinal degeneration resulting from the repeated stress of frequent forward head flexion while looking down at the screens of mobile devices and ‘texting’ for long periods of time. While ‘Text Neck’ is certainly a new medical term, the condition is impacting millions and is a growing critical global concern.


Of the 6 billion people in the world, over 4 billion have mobile phones. Texting has become the dominant form of communication. Over one billion text messages are sent every month worldwide. On the Average, Americans spend 2.7 hours per day communicating and socializing on their phones, and even more time looking down at their mobile devices for web searching and so many other uses. Of course, Text Neck is not limited to the results of texting and overuse of cell phones.
People of all ages spend countless hours daily hunched over numerous types of handheld devices. Mobile technology has been designed for just about every application. Tablets, PDA, MP3, game consoles, e-readers, media players, digital camera and video recorders, the list goes on and on. While 75% of the world’s population spends hours daily hunched over their handheld devices with their heads flexed forward, they are all in constant danger and at risk of developing Text Neck. The frequent forward flexion causes changes in the cervical spine, curve, supporting ligaments, tendons, and musculature, as well as the bony segments, commonly causing postural change. Among the chief complaints associated with Text Neck are pain felt in the neck, shoulder, back, arm, fingers, hands, wrists and elbows, as well as headaches and numbness and tingling of the upper extremities.

If left untreated, Text Neck can result in serious permanent damage including:

Flattening of the Spinal Curve, Onset of Early Arthritis, Spinal Degeneration, Spinal Misalignment, Disc Herniation, Disc Compression, Muscle Damage, Nerve Damage, Loss of Lung Volume Capacity and Gastrointestinal Problems


Comment Using Facebook

Check Also

Dr. Iqrar appointed VC AUF on SC orders

Dr. Saleem Haider awaits justice for appointment as VC Lakki Marwat University No.1 candidate of KPK …


  1. I truly appreciate this blog article.Much thanks again.

  2. Thanks for the blog. Really Cool.

  3. Thank you ever so for you article post. Really Cool.

  4. Thanks for the article.Really thank you! Cool.

  5. A round of applause for your article post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  6. Say, you got a nice blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

  7. Looking forward to reading more. Great blog.Really thank you!

  8. wow, awesome article.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

  9. Awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more. Cool.

  10. Major thankies for the post.Really thank you! Cool.

  11. Im obliged for the article post.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

  12. Say, you got a nice blog post. Really Great.

  13. Say, you got a nice blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  14. Thanks for the blog article.Much thanks again. Great.

  15. Thanks-a-mundo for the post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  16. I value the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  17. Im grateful for the blog article.Much thanks again.

  18. Awesome article post.Thanks Again. Cool.

  19. Major thankies for the post.Really thank you! Great.

  20. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be exciting to read articles from other writers and use something from other websites.

  21. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your site.

  22. I blog frequently and I genuinely thank you for your content. This article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  23. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people in this particular subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  24. There is definately a lot to learn about this subject. I really like all the points you have made.|

  25. This is a topic that is close to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

  26. I cannot thank you enough for the article post.Much thanks again. Great.

  27. Thanks so much for the blog article. Really Cool.

  28. Im obliged for the article post.Really thank you! Much obliged.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.