latest-gaming-craze-is-bad-news-for-your-spine_webA new augmented reality game called “Pokémon Go” has taken over phones and tablets around the world. How long the newest craze will last, no one knows. But one thing is certain—walking with your head down and staring at your phone may be good for catching Pokémon, but it’s terrible for your spine!

Text neck, caused by looking downward at your wireless device, wreaks havoc on your spine and leads to poor posture, subluxation and even disc compression.

Why? When your 12-lb. head is tilted forward, it causes a ton of strain on your neck—just a 15-degree tilt causes its weight to double. To combat text neck, raise your device to eye level to allow for better support of your head.

If you or your child is hooked on the latest app, consider scheduling an appointment with our practice to get your spine checked and to stop permanent damage before it starts.