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‘Text a message often and your neck needs a massage !’


You may wonder what the youngsters are twiddling their thumbs for all the time ? Do not be surprised ! It is the latest model of a smart phone or the android they are engrossed with and checking out their facebook account’s latest updates, playing the latest games, or text-chatting with their friends.

I can never understand why these ‘yuppie’ well-off youngsters are so text-driven and not test-driven to adopt the right habit (pun intended), losing their precious health and their right posture to sit or stand.. by texting everything on their phones !! or chatting on the phone for long hours, or playing the latest games on the phone !! By holding the body in an abnormal position, you get a pain in the neck invented as ‘text-neck’ and you hit the physiotherapy clinic much sooner in life.

“People get so focused on these mobile devices that they end up holding their neck and upper back in abnormal positions for a long period of time; enough that other people coined the phrase ‘text neck’, which is essentially referring to postural pain,” says Chris Cornett, Orthopaedic Surgeon and spine specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Now, you know why I do not text a message from my android phone. Instead, I just call up to talk or send a SMS from my Mailbox in the Gmail or use a convenient SMS portal to send instant messages across.

In fact, this section of the generation Y is commonly referred to as the ‘thumb gen’ !!


About Raman Ramamurthy

I am a Management consultant, an avid reader, play Lawn tennis in my leisure time and love Music. Presently, I am settled in India along with my wife and my son.


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