More than 18% of women suffer from neck pain every year. While many women have suffered injury from an accident that has resulted in neck pain, most of this 18% is made up of women who have not been in an accident. According to researchers at Temple University, women’s chronic neck pain has a lot to do with the texting craze.
Habitually looking down while holding your phone is correlated with neck and shoulder soreness. The more texting you do, the greater chances you are to establish neck and shoulder pain.
To relieve soreness and pressure, the University recommends limiting your texting to no more that 5 minutes at a time, lift head occasionally throughout the 5 minute duration and do some stretching by rolling your head from your left shoulder to the right shoulder.
Most importantly, do not text and drive, even for a second. This activity may not result in simple neck pain, it may cause an accident and cost you your life.