How to Stop Your Kids from Growing “Horns”

“‘Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests” by Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post)

This article is just another reminder of the damaging effects excessive phone use can have on your neck.

“Horns” are actually bone spurs forming on the back of the skull from excessive strain in the neck. This excessive strain can also cause spine degeneration, neck pain, headaches, and adhesion.

Here are a few simple rules that you and your kids should live by.

1. 4-Finger Rule

Stress on your neck increases as your chin gets closer to your chest. Do your best to always keep a 4-finger distance between your chin and chest.

2. Use your Eyes

Using your eyes to gaze down will help reduce the distance your neck has to move and reduce overall stress on your neck.

3. Take Breaks

Long durations of looking down will compound the stress that goes through your neck. Looking straight ahead and relaxing your shoulders every few minutes can go a long way to reduce stress.

We can fix the muscles damaged from being on your phone.  Get started here to get rid of pain, discomfort, or stiffness.

*Please note that every patient is different. The content and tips displayed on this page are for educational purposes only, and do not substitute for medical advice. Please consult with a medical or healthcare provider, such as Dr. Phipps, for specific diagnosis and treatment advice.
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