Why Texting Can Cause Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Pinched Nerves and Neck Pain And How To Prevent It

Why Texting Can Cause Herniated Discs, Sciatica, Pinched Nerves and Neck Pain And How To Prevent It


alright so today is herniated discs sciatica pinched nerves and neck pain can all come from your texting’s the average person and I think the numbers long the average person looks at their phone 85 times a day but also the average person according to one study is on the phone for five hours a day that’s a lot I got kids and these kids are on the phone all the time snapchat Instagram Facebook all of them youtube they watch TV on their phones they do everything in their phones right I mean you’re younger yeah so it’s a problem why is it a problem because the forward head posture is bad for your neck excessive strain here’s what it looks like upright neutral position you’ve got about 10 pounds of pressure on the discs this is all about the discs remember we talked about the neck problems and the back problems from the disc 15 degrees slight forward headland you can see it right there 27 pounds 30 degrees forty pounds 45 degrees 50 pounds sixty degrees forward which is your typical posture for texting although I’m sitting the table so it’s definitely different here sixty pounds of pressure on the disc neutrals 10 pounds forehead lean 60 pounds so there’s two problems overloading the disc and a change in the posture overloading the disc what is it cause back pain actually forward head lean can cause back pain stenosis degenerated disc bulging this one of the things we never talked about as arthritis arthritis is a slow breakdown and you say you have bone spurs or Fassett problems it’s typically the result of arthritis but arthritis is not a it’s not the it’s an osteoarthritis that’s from the degenerate process from the biomechanics so that is something that is treatable it’s different than rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disease herniated disc sciatica spondylolisthesis these you can actually get a herniated disc and sciatica from texting because it’s the load on the disc and more importantly over extended period of time it’s the change in your muscles it’s called Uppercross syndrome we’ll talk about that women but what do we know we know that the most mine looks like this head is up here the hips are around here 24 vertebrae between the head and the hips in a normal upright position in what we call neutral the center gravity goes directly through the middle of the spine and one of the things that we talk about is how much stress on the disc and how well is the stress distributed evenly across the disk the nucleus so the disc is a lot like a jelly doughnut I don’t know this picture but the disc is a lot like a jelly doughnut this is kind of the top view okay this is technically a herniated disc but the jelly is the center portion and when the center of gravity goes right through the middle of the desk the stresses are distributed evenly around the outside of the disc which is the annulus so we know we have a jelly and we have an analyst and when the center of gravity goes right through the middle of the disc the stresses are distributed evenly but what happens sometimes is you develop what’s called a forward lean which is also the result of what we call text Nick and what that does is it puts the center of gravity in front of the spine you want it right through the middle of the spine but when it goes to the front of the spine when you have the center of gravity in front of the spine what it does is it changes the load across the disc it’s the abnormal load in the disc that causes the disc to break down and the breakdown process depending on how long you’ve had it can cause the disc to start to degenerate which can also cause a little tear in the annulus and what happens over time is the nucleus can migrate all the way out to the outside so what they found is he one inch forward lean you lean forward wines which is very much your text neck it loads the disc down here at l5 by four times no and when you load the disc at l5 by four times normal that disc will break down so you can develop herniated discs in your neck as a result of texting because of the change in the load but you can also develop hernia discs in your low back as a result of the change in the load too much load in a non neutral position which would be in your case of the text next the Flex position changes the pressure on the disc it will cause the discs to break down that we do no study just done found out that you increase the load by four times normal cause they’re only a disc but also what happens is you develop what is called Uppercross sin diem we’ve talked about lower cross syndrome this is Uppercross syndrome Uppercross syndrome is where the muscles get tight in one direction and loose and weak in another direction and what it does is it changes your posture but kind of locks everything in the position that’s not the most functional and or the most stable this is text neck okay loads the desk over a long period of time certainly five hours a day you’re going to develop a forward headland oh my gosh and over time what happens is you develop postural habits in the postural habits will start to cause Uppercross syndrome but it will also increase the load on the discs in your low back forward lean causes low back problems text neck cause of the neck problems so how do you avoid it you avoid it by not using your phone which is not a reality so what you would do is you sit up straight remember sitting up straight puts the spine in the neutral position so you sit up straight put your arms are out in front like this okay in your text now that’s not real practical but what is a better idea is you can put your arm down on your side like this and put your arm in front of you and you can text like this you can’t use two hands I get it you can only use one hand so you need to be a one hand texter which is not hard to do okay so it’s just like this you want this in front of your face the way to do it put the arm down here put your arm underneath it just like this you get that right you get that Cody good all right so that’s how you do it so that’s the tip of the day today’s Tuesday its tip Tuesday put it out I you sure Chin’s back okay don’t do this this is no good they’re like this good I’m not taking too long no also you get yourself some sunglasses because if you’re out in the Sun it’s hard to do because you’re sprinting put your head forward so try not to do it in the sunlight but if you are in the Sun like this fellow here get some sunglasses also if you can get a keyboard get a keyboard I don’t know how practical it is probably not real practical I think this is a good tip right here keep right here we treat a lot of neck pain a lot of back pain our goal is to take you from pain suffering to being able to do what you love to do for a lifetime don’t be textin no text name okay hold it up I have you spy on the line neutral everything just like that so what were you doing actually Uppercross syndrome type muscles weak muscles loose muscles i’m going to give you stretches and i’m going to give you exercises they’re going to solve your Uppercross syndrome because it’s good for your neck it allows you to text more with having less problem in it’s good for your low back and if you didn’t see the video on Friday a study was just done if you have back pain you’re not going to live as long they determined that that is true so if you haven’t seen that will put a link somewhere in the video you can take a look at that somewhere there in our YouTube page and there on our facebook page so if you like what you hear i want you to like our Facebook page but I also want you to share this information with your friends and family ok this is epidemic this isn’t going away it’s getting worse we’re at five hours a day it’s going to get worse because people don’t even watch TV anymore I know I sit down with my kids and they’re sitting in the cops like this then I have watching TV and their nighttime talking asking questions in on anything that’s different kind of problem alright so I want you to like the page I want you to share the page we got to save the world from back pain that is our goal we’re on a mission needs your help I want you to subscribe to our YouTube page I want you to that one there follow us instagram we still do it as often and then twitter ok follow us on twitter i want followers now on shares that’s it we’ve got to see it to the planet I’m done today’s Tuesday tip Tuesday I’ll see you next week we’re going to give you the exercises and the stretches and i’ll see you tomorrow that’s it oh and if you’re on YouTube by got a little video right over here i want you to click on right and you in facebook i want you to share it like it i’m still on or shut her down slowly I hope

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