Worshipping Our Technology

Consumers might be sacrificing their health worshipping technology. Are we all in danger of “text neck,” or is this just a way for chiropractors to make a buck?

In “Men, Machines, and the World About,” Norbert Wiener states “There is a very real danger in this country in bowing down before the brass calf, the idol, which is the gadget.” This statement accurately predicted how many interact with technology today.

This report indicates that these technologies are harming us as we bend, bow, hunch over to text, type, and interact with our iPhones, iPads, and Kindles.

There is even a new term floating around medical offices called “Text Neck.”  The phrase was coined by Dr. Dean Fishman a South Florida chiropractor. He came up with the term after noticing an increase in repetitive stress injuries.

As we bow before our gadgets we develop headaches, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, compromised breathing, and much more. The good news: to help alleviate some of the pain, the Text Neck Institute suggested holding mobile devices at eye level and these four easy exercises.

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