Looking down at your phone is equivalent to putting 45 pounds of pressure on your cervical spine! It’s like a 6-year-old child riding on your neck

Looking at your phone equals 45 pounds of pressure on your neck, like a child riding on your neck

【PhoneAuto News】Many people cannot control themselves from constantly looking down at their phones, but do you know how harmful it can be?

On June 9th, according to CCTV, constantly looking down at your phone can cause significant damage to your cervical spine, which is equivalent to adding 45 pounds of pressure. Currently, this topic has become a hot topic on Weibo, sparking discussions among netizens. It seems that people are quite concerned about their health.

Research shows that the posture of looking down at phones is getting lower and lower, often reaching more than 45 degrees. The lower the head, the greater the tension on the muscles in the back of the neck. At 60 degrees, this force is equivalent to a six-year-old child sitting on your neck!

At the same time, constantly looking down at your phone can increase the pressure on your intervertebral discs, causing them to protrude and compress blood vessels and nerves, leading to cervical spondylosis, limb numbness, sensory loss, soreness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and dizziness.

In addition, constantly looking down at your phone can cause forward head posture and hunchback. Physiological forward head posture refers to the habit of the neck leaning forward due to maintaining a certain posture for a long time. When the cervical spine leans forward by an inch, the pressure on it doubles, which can cause the forward head posture to become more and more serious, leading to cervical spondylosis.

Experts suggest that users should avoid working, reading, or playing with their phones for long periods of time. @People’s Daily also kindly provided a set of practical spinal exercises: ① neck stretching; ② self-neck massage; ③ shoulder rotation exercises; ④ triceps stretching… Practice each set in the morning, afternoon, and evening every day to relieve fatigue. For those who frequently look down at their phones or work at a desk, this is a must-try!

Doctors suggest that for the treatment of cervical spondylosis, it is generally necessary to take an X-ray of the cervical spine, followed by a CT scan and an MRI of the cervical spine. Based on the symptoms, it can be determined whether conservative treatment or surgery is needed.

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