Tech neck is a newer term used to characterize
the symptoms that occur as a direct result of spending too much time at the computer or on your phone. Unfortunately, this is the nature of most of our jobs today. Our visual gazes have moved down and forwards, pulling us into poor posture, causing repetitive stress and strain to the muscles of the upper back, shoulders and neck. Symptoms of tech neck may include pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and headaches. If not corrected or left untreated, these symptoms could continue to worsen over time and eventually develop into a more chronic condition. This is why it is imperative that we address ways we can all make positive changes to prevent the start of or the exacerbation of this condition. Here are some helpful tips and exercises you can implement into your work routine to promote a healthy and pain free life.
1. Cervical Retraction/Chin tucks
2. Scapular retraction
3. Upper Trapezius Stretch
Dr. Tony Tanzi: Physical Therapist, Triathlete, Runner, Performance Coach