Recent studies have highlighted the effects of modern technology on our MSK health. Combined with the more common sedentary state of those who work desk jobs, our corporate and personal settings where we use cell phones and computers can have a major impact on our bodies.
Spinal surgeon Kenneth Hansraj states, in 2014, according to New York Magazine, how “An adult head weighs 10 to 12 pounds in the neutral position”. “As the head tilts forward, the forces seen by the neck [surge] to 27 pounds at 15 degrees, 40 pounds at 30 degrees, 49 pounds at 45 degrees, and 60 pounds at 60 degrees.”
For the full article, check out http://www.attn.com/stories/11016/effect-cell-phones-have-on-bodies
And as always, book in with your favourite Vancouver Chiropractors Dr. Jerry Wright and Dr. Tyler Hunsberger at www.broadwayburrardchiro.com/contact to keep your MSK health in check.