January 4, 2011

Could your phone be responsible for that pain in the neck?

You may be proud of your graceful, swan-like neck that is not only smooth and unwrinkled but also clean, spotless and unblemished with absolutely no discoloration!  But can you flaunt it with elegance if you keep experiencing  a sharp pain there every now and then?

You might find this hard to believe, but it's a fact that some of the bad postural habits that one has carefully cultivated over the years contributes to such pains & aches. One such habit is your awkward way of  talking on the phone by squeezing it between your neck and shoulder.  Even if it's only for a few minutes,you will be doing enormous damage to your neck muscles and the upper back in the long run. So please avoid this obnoxious habit.

woman talking on phone by squeezing it between neck and shoulder
Do not talk on the phone by squeezing it between your neck and shoulder

woman using headset
Use a a phone headset
Particularly if your job demands that you have to spend long hours on the phone, use a a phone headset, which allows you to keep your head and neck in a neutral position. Also do a  few neck relaxation moves periodically and especially after a long phone call. One of the easiest exercise is to move your head forward and backward, up and down and side to side and also rotate your neck clockwise and anticlockwise. For more such exercises and ways of caring for your neck read this article.

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8 comments:

  1. ya I am agree with this. because as we continuously use our cell phones we have to bend our neck whole time that's why neck pain causes to us...we should have to avoid using cell phones continuously,at least include breaks for 2-3 min.. It really relief your neck from this pain..

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  2. Sindhu10:34 AM

    Does talking on a cell phone cause cancer?

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  3. Expert10:35 AM

    The fact is that radio frequency (RF) transmissions are DANGEROUS. As to how dangerous, well that all depends on the intensity and duration of exposure. No one really knows and those that say it is not a problem, have no evidence to substantiate that it is not. Any possible adverse effects that these devices have on human tissue, should not be taken lightly! It is still early days and time will tell as it did for smoking, asbestos related products and countless of chemicals and herbacides, in the past.
    The simple fact is that everyone should be aware that the longer you use the phone the greater the adverse affects are likely to be. There is no doubt whatsoever, and it is well documented that high levels of RF are DANGEROUS! Cell phones transmit at much lower energy levels, but their consistant and prolonged use may well have a cumalitive effect.

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  4. Dr. shivaram10:36 AM

    Limit the prolonged use of mobiles to under a couple of minutes at a time.
    - Use the phone in handsfree speaker mode.
    - Avoid using the phone in a confined space (such as in the car or building) as this causes the phone to radiate at the higher power levels to get a signal out.

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  5. use it I keep it under a few minutes or use it in hands free speaker phone mode.

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  6. Anonymous10:42 AM

    "Because stress proteins are involved in the progression of a number of diseases, heavy daily cell-phone usage could lead to great incidence of disorders such as Alzheimer's and cancer." [

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  7. It was true that continuosly using scell phones turns out to be risk of the disease commonly called ‘Text Neck’. Is is due to the habit of bowing head while being busy with mobile devices, for example when writing an SMS. Current era is not possible to avoid the use of such advanced technology tools, but it’s good to see the device in order to change the position of health. One of them by changing the position as holding the phone straight dealing with the face to avoid bending the neck. And do not forget to frequently stretch the neck muscles regularly.

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  8. I agree while we continuously use cell phones our neck starts paining.. Mostly youngsters are now getting this problem most , as most of the time they are using their cellphones.. It's better take breaks , not use continuously, relaxed your neck..It really helps you.. Thanks for this post..

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