Tech neck 101
Tech neck can advance to cervical kyphosis, a painful condition that occurs when people hunch or slouch for long periods. When you bend your neck forward to look down at your laptop or smartphone, you place strain on your spine and cause tension to build up in your neck and shoulders. This can cause the top of your spine to develop an abnormal curve.
I have tech neck, what now?
If you notice pain in your neck and shoulders and suspect that your posture when using mobile devices is the culprit, seeing a pain specialist is the best first step you can take toward getting relief.
Treatment to relieve tech neck may involve steroid injections, nerve blocks, physical therapy exercises, and training for improving your posture.