Your Head Weighs Up to 60 Pounds When Texting

Dr. Koi Ibrahim, DC, MS of Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center takes a moment to talk about the dangers and effects on your posture and spine when using mobile devices. As I have been experiencing some of these effects myself, I wanted to make sure you heard the best advice from a credible professional.

“Studies have shown that people will spend about 7.4 hours per day looking at screens like a PDA or cell phone. The way you hold your PDA or look at your screen on a day-to-day basis can highly affect the way you function. It can also affect how you feel pain and discomfort in the back area. Different postures can put a lot of pressure on those nerves that communicate different things,” says Dr. Ibrahim. 

Take a look at the corrected postures demonstrated in the video. Dr. Ibrahim states, “Your head weighs about 10 pounds. For every degree your head goes forward, it puts excess weight upon your spine.” See the position in which your head weighs 60 pounds.

This is a topic that has not gotten enough attention and one where we will not see the complete impact until later in life. Our children especially are being affected, so take a moment to both watch and share this video with your family and friends.

In business for 20+ years, Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center has three locations in Pembroke Pines, FL, North Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL where their team of chiropractic doctors are dedicated to treating patients who are in need of pain and/or stress relief.

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