Frankly my own turkey neck is developing rather "nicely" as I navigate these stressful days without proper regard to my protein and water intake. And gray hair has surely been conversating and planning its union with turkey neck. This pair is pretty sinister in its plan of attack, but they would be well-reminded that I am coming for them with nutritional wellness and decreasing stress so they better get ready to go down-details for another blog post entry, of course.
So, you might imagine how incredibly forlorn I became when I discovered that now, tech/text neck was trying to get equal time with turkey neck, and gray hair in violating physical wellness! What the french fried potato is going on here?
Oh my-so get this-it seems that the our smartphones and other intelligent devices are creating a bit of dare I say-"dumbness numbness" as we angle our heads to accommodate viewing the devices, we are adding up to 60 pounds of added weight on our cervical spine, depending on the position angle of the head.
I do see a product called Posture Pump that seems absolutely right and effective in treating tech neck, although more than likely not with the same efficacy of chiropractic treatment. Yet, I am always pro-use what you have at home behaviorally first. And towards that end I would certainly bird-dog it , neck stretch it and/or attempt to correct my posture first.
Is it time that we adopt the plastic cone our pets wear after surgery to keep our heads at "0?" Hmmm, I do believe the jury remains out on that one; but, as Judy Tenuta would say, it could happen!
In case you were wondering, then, it seems men also get turkey necks-their version, however is more aptly referred to as a turkey gobbler neck.
(Removal of Hanging Turkey Neck In A Man)
Welp-that's enough neck talk (and gray hair tales) for one blog. And truthfully, I don't mind it so much, for we each vary in our genetic predispositions. All that we can do is our best by trying to maintain good posture even when we are engaged with our mobile devices, get plenty of water and sufficient protein, behavioral exercises and frequent breaks from our desks, especially if we have desk-bound jobs. This is the neck-ed truth.
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