Assessment of Stresses in the Cervical Spine Caused by Posture and Position of the Head
Do you wonder why your neck is hurting you at the end of the day? Studies show that just standing will exert 10 -12 pounds of pressure to just hold the head up. As you spend more time leaning over the cell phone and computer, you are increasing a lot of stress on the neck. At only a 30 degree ankle view of cell phone this exerts 40 pounds of stress. This increases cortisol , decrease in serotonin and stress and can lead to degenerative changes in the spine.