“Society with its head down” seems to be a word that describes well the behavior of people in today’s society. Because no matter where you look We often find that people of almost every gender and age spend a long time with their heads down playing with their cell phones, smartphones, tablets, or various communication devices, and that is the cause of Text Neck Syndrome. The habit of keeping your head down will cause your neck and shoulders to bear the weight. Because of the weight that comes from this compression, it results in changes in the cervical spine. This causes bulging, bulging, cracking, and movement of the cervical disc until it presses on the cervical nerves. The more we bend down The more weight your neck and shoulders have to bear.
Symptoms of Text Neck Syndrome vary from mild pain. There are symptoms of inflammation of the muscles in the neck, shoulders, shoulder blades, and shoulders, to symptoms that can cause more serious problems. Such as numbness or weakness in the arms and hands that may be caused by degeneration of the bones or cervical disc herniation. Which causes compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots in the neck
If we go back to the time when the COVID -19 outbreak situation caused changes in consumer behavior, Mr. Sinit Lertkrai, Deputy Minister of Commerce, revealed that from statistics on mobile internet usage among users. Between the ages of 16 – 64 years in Thailand, it was found that It is used on average 5.07 hours per day. which is the third highest in the world and if counting the entire internet usage system Thai people have increased their use of the internet by an average of 10 hours per day, or 41% of their time spent within 1 day. Such behavior and numbers have not shown any signs of decreasing at present.
Dr. Thanawat Unhachok , spine specialist at S Spine and Nerf Hospital, revealed that there is information from medical journals that for every 10 degrees we bend down. It will increase the pressure on the spine quite a lot. For example, bending at 30 degrees will increase the pressure three times. However, it’s not just about sitting and using your cell phone. But lying down or standing and using a cell phone can also be at risk of getting Text Neck Syndrome.
While ways to prevent Text Neck Syndrome, everyone should change their behavior in using cell phones. By adjusting the angle of the neck to be as straight as possible. Limit and reduce the amount of time you use your mobile phone appropriately. It should not exceed 20 minutes at a time and the โปรโมชั่น ufabet mobile phone should be kept straight at eye level, not bent over or wrapped around the shoulders while using it. Stretch your muscles regularly. and exercise the muscles in the neck area
Dr. Thanawat also revealed that nowadays Thai people are more likely to suffer from degenerative cervical spine disease. From the statistics of S Spine and Nerf Hospital, it is found that from 2018 – present, there have been 4 times more patients coming in for treatment, especially among teenagers and working people. This is due to working long hours without changing postures. Including the way people bend down to play with their cell phones in the era of face-down society. And another reason is As we age, the joints between the cervical bones receive shocks or have long-term movements. May be subject to wear and tear.
Currently, there are many forms of treatment for cervical spondylosis. But the technique that the hospital uses and is considered to be the first is the PSCD (Percutaneous Stenoscopic Cervical Decompression) technique. Which is surgery on the cervical spine from the back. To expand the cervical spinal canal The doctor will use an endoscope. With high resolution into the space within the collar bone. To solve the problem of a herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve. As for this treatment option, there are advantages: The surgical wound is very small, only 0.5-1 centimeter. There is little blood loss, fast recovery. Stay in the hospital for only 1 night and you can go home.