Does looking down at your phone cause neck pain? Does text neck exist?

“I have a bad neck because I’m on my phone all day!” So, in a previous video, I highlighted some research showing that there was no cause of neck pain caused looking retrospectively from the use of a mobile phone. Now there is more research, and this is what we will talk about today. Does looking down at your phone cause neck pain?

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  • Correia, Igor Macedo Tavares, et al. “Association Between Text Neck and Neck Pain in Adults.” Spine (2020).

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Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

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