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Many People Now Suffering From 'Text Neck'

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - "We call it numerous names: text neck, angry bird neck," Dr. Daniel Dail with the Delta Chiropractic Center. "80 percent of our population has rounded shoulders, heads out in front of the body."

At Delta Chiropactic Center in Lansing, they say "text neck" is a factor for around 70 percent of their teenage patients.

"I would say a good percentage of the x-rays we take on teens, at an early age they already have diminished cervical curve in their neck," said Dr. Dail

It all comes down to posture.

"So some ways to correct that sit up straight. Don't cross your legs," said Dr. Dail.

For every inch your head comes over from its normal position, the force on your neck is increased by 10 pounds.

"The spine is not carrying the brunt of the weight. These muscles back here now have to fire and do a job their not designed to do," Dr. Dail said.

Experts say its not just cell phones causing the problem. Video games and lap tops are doing it, too. One  way to help avoid it though, keep things like your computer and other devices at eye level.

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