Did you know there is research showing that extensive use of handheld electronic devices can lead to neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, or tingling and numbness in the arms and hands?
So, why does this happen? As the picture shows, when you’re standing and looking straight ahead, your head weighs about 10-12 pounds.
BUT… the more you look downward, the more force that is being loaded on to the rest of your spine. Imagine carrying around a 60lb brick on your shoulders all day… that’s what your spine feels when you look down at your phone, tablet, or laptop all day!