Chiropractors Warning Against a Condition Called ‘Text Neck’

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According to a new report from the CBC, Chiropractors are starting to warn people over an alarming condition which they call “text neck.” The condition is caused by people repeatedly moving their heads up and down to look at their smartphones.

Chiropractor Krista Revenberg said that the simple act of putting your neck down to look at your phone when you text puts about 30 kilograms of pressure on your spine. In a statement, she said:

“It can lead to pain and chronic tissue tightness. The biggest thing is that a lot of people don’t even notice it’s happening. They get in that position and they’ll be in it all day long,  it becomes more of your norm. You’re not even realizing the changes that are happening.”

Revenberg said that as the number of Canadians who own a smartphone increases, “text neck” also increases. She said that she sees patients of all ages that are suffering from this condition, so she has offered some suggestions to avoid text neck:

  • Take a break
  • Follow the 20-20-20 rule, looking 20 feet ahead for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
  • Take a break from the position you’re in. Change your position.
  • Stretch

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  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    – EXCERPT OF NOTES and MESSAGES FOR UPDATING EU DIRECTIVES; [ UPPER CASE SECTIONS ALSO RELATE TO THE TEXT-NECK CONDITION ] –

    The learning of up-to-date interpretation and best practices for ” operations management in the sector of an industry for telecommunications ”

    – a well designed poster can displace employees from organizations departments such as sales departments and business development areas ( a.k.a: costs cuttings );

    – efficient technical support department for pre and post sales technical support;

    – forwarding purchase orders straight to logistics departments and to couriers for deliveries of goods;

    – smart delivery and short ETA;

    – OBSERVING EU DIRECTIVES FOR ‘ CONFORMITE’ EUROPEENNE ‘ ( CE ) MARKING POLICY, AND FOLLOWING ISO ( INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION ) CONSTRAINTS, IN THOSE COUNTRIES INCL. IN THE EU AND COUNTRIES WITH INTENTIONS TO STAY MEMBERS OF THE EU.

    Notes: No sales agents whatsoever nor account managers, often coming across aggressive and arrogant in particular when with no university degree, often called third level and to be allowed staying part of an industry for telecommunications. Sales agents and account managers with no certified compatibility or not designed, ( i.e: trained and educated ), to be compatible with methods and system for CE marking, methods and system outlined by the EU member states – DRAFT

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    IN REPLY TO CONVERSATION STARTED ON JUL. 19th

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu
    @littlesnitch – HI ! Well, to start with …

    – industry for telecommunications products ( consumer electronics and devices connecting to any kind of wireless network, also include firmware and software products or apps, pre and post installed );

    – media publishing products and services ( incl. and no limitation to books, broadcasting networks and tv-stations programs, magazines, newspapers and of course software and web apps licensees and EULA );

    – commerce or trades industry sector products and services for EU market ( i.e: shops and stores and retailers for distribution, then goods and services sales. [ incl. on-line sales ] )

    Media Publishing Products And Services Regulations – mostly for distribution of information and data to the public ( incl. software apps and web apps distributing info and data to consumers, also incl. software licenses and EULA ). Information and data need to be consistent, arguments or set of ideas not containing any logical contradiction and following editorial vision then, a policy never misleading consumers ( never sidetracking ).
    media publishing industry also with boundaries set by EU regulations, avoiding frauds and money extortion when broadcasting data and info that may lead to taking advantage of a disabled person.

    Industry For Telecommunications Regulations For Handsets And Devices – Mostly for the engineering work and setting parameters for RF and avoiding electromagnetic waves pollution, also regulations setting parameters for raw materials or components that won’t expose EU citizens to risks, protecting EU consumers from danger.
    EU REGULATIONS ALSO SETTING LIMITS AND BOUNDARIES FOR MANUFACTURERS AND VENDORS, WHEN LIMITS AND BOUNDARIES REQUIRED BY THE ERGONOMICS OR WHEN FOLLOWING HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS STUDIES, AVOIDING PERMANENT DAMAGE TO THE SPINE ( NECK AND SMALL BACK VERTEBRAE ) OF EU CITIZENS/CONSUMERS WHEN USING SMART DEVICES ( VIDEOGAMES ), OR ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONNECTING TO EITHER WIRELESS NETWORKS OR LANDLINES.
    Software engineering in addition, sector of an industry for telecommunications and for related products and services, needs to be compliant with usability standards and incl. but with no limitation to web usability, standards following the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities, ultimately avoiding irreversible damage and permanent disabilities such as Intellectual Disability_ ref. wwwDOTthearcDOTorg ( document.doc?id=3667 ); LINK REMOVED see also: website/documentID)

    – Trades and commerce sector regulations cover many of the aforementioned subjects and incl. ( however with no limitation to ) laws for the privacy of citizens and consumers ( restrictions to the collecting of data and information that are relevant to direct sales of products and services advertised only ); EU regulations also placing limitations on HOW TO use confidential data and information ( sensitive data ), ultimately preventing racketeering business and organized crime or corrupt organizations, from having a negative impact on lives of EU citizens and consumers. ( NOTE: regulations for trades and commerce and to prevent frauds and money extortion, in connection with refund policies; unfair commercial practice; warranties… etc etc, are also part of EU directives and for CE marking policy and declaration of conformity ).

    …. i guess software apps such as littleSnitch fall into all three industries mentioned above: Software Engineering For An Industry For Telecommunications; Media Publishing when broadcasting data and information to consumers, and when publishing EULA; Trades And Commerce Sector when selling software license and EULA, ( End User License Agreement ).

    LIttle Snitch software ( Objective Development ) needs to abide by all EU terms and conditions as well as EU standards that are relevant for CE marking policy and declaration of conformity, for those industries products and services.

    – Conversation STARTED on July 19th –

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch It’s that time of year again… We are busily testing Little Snitch on macOS Sierra. A compatible nightly build will be ready asap

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu
    @littlesnitch I also am testing little snitch on Mac OS X Sierra. It’s vers. 3.7 nightly build (4706) and keeps requesting for a serial number. So far too many connections to too many CDN ( content distribution network ) hosts detected. Despite noticing too many hostnames resolving to same IP address also, too many hostnames resolving to too many IP addresses, am stil willing to evaluate little snitch b4 Mac OS X Sierra launch next fall, and to understand whether it is compliant with EU standards.
    How can I get rid of serial number registration alert , appearing every other day ?

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch
    @pipervu .well, buying a license would certainly help Thanks for your feedback!

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu Jul 19
    @littlesnitch @pipervu .do you want us to buy a license for nightly build ? you’re kidding right? ….and a license for a version that is not certified to run on mac os X sierra.

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch Jul 19
    @pipervu. Nightly Builds are meant for our users to get a preview of new features. Not sure what you mean by „not certified“.

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu Jul 19
    @littlesnitch. well, you don’t have a stable release out yet that is compatible, or designed to be compatible with mac os X Sierra.

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch Jul 19
    @pipervu. our nightly build is tested and runs on the current _beta_ version of macOS Sierra. a stable version will be ready in time for the macOS Sierra release later this year.

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu
    @littlesnitch. exactly ! … and you want me to purchase a license for software version that is not available yet, and while I am using a nightly build?… and a software license that will never be installed on a system with mac os X sierra GM, next fall.

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch
    @pipervu. there is no „special“ nightly build license. Just one Little Snitch license which works for all 3.x versions …
    of course this includes all nightly build versions of Little Snitch 3 as well.

    marc marcelo thomson ?@pipervu
    @littlesnitch. you’re sidetracking. Are you positive you’re company is CE marking policy compliant and with declaration of conformity for software ..licenses and apps you want to distribute to EU market ?

    Little Snitch ?@littlesnitch
    @pipervu. which CE product sector and EU directive covers a software firewall ?

  • LadeeDa

    It’s been discussed many, many years ago in the medical community. Most chiropractors aren’t “real doctor’s” and that’s why only now they’re starting to warn people.

    The millennials simply don’t care. They’ll continue to play their Pokemon types games, text or browse their smartphone while driving, walking, all the while they’re saving by living with their parents. They are the worst generation for following trends.For those in Canada, they won’t give a thought to having any medical issues because of their “it can’t happen to me” mentality or “I lived my life to the fullest, It doesn’t matter if I die at 40, we have free medical care in this country”. And the worst part is this kind of thinking effects us all by long doctor and specialist wait times and increases in extended medical premiums or less coverage.

  • gerry

    I guess we shall too stop nodding our heads up and down in response to expression of ‘yes’