Text neck and slipped disc: How to avoid them

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Texting and our cellphones have become a main staple in a wide majority of our everyday lives. However sometimes our cellphones and texting can actually be causing us harm and we do not even know that it is doing it. This article offers you the insight and a more in depth look into the act of text neck and slipped discs and how to avoid them.

Key Takeaways:

  • People who use computers or spend hours hunched over their mobile devices can experience sore shoulders and neck pain, especially if they have poor posture.
  • Sandra, 48, is a professional and a heavy mobile phone user. Six months ago, she began to feel pain in her shoulders and neck.
  • It turns out she had herniated disc between the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae, which pinched the seventh nerve root in the spine.

“Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and artificial disc replacement (ADR) are two common surgical procedures for treating herniated or degenerative disc in the cervical (neck) spine.”