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Recently, there has been a large increase in the number of patients who come to our clinic for neck related symptoms. In addition to neck shoulder and back pain, some people may don’t known that their symptoms are neck related, such as vertigo, dizziness, numbness in the fingers, sore arms, palpitations and anxiety.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in the past two years, many people get used to use mobile phones at home, and even addict to them. People surf the Internet, and connect others more often on social medias such as facebook, instagram, Wechat, or watch movies/videos on youtube/Tiktok. And, it took a long time.

The use of smartphones can easily lead to neck related diseases for two reasons:

Firstly, the pressure on neck increases.

When using a mobile phone, you lower your head more, and your cervical spine tilts more forward than when you are sitting and looking straight. This increases the pressure on the cervical spine.

Secondly, using a mobile phone is more addictive.

The time spent on the phone is often much longer than you think. Many of our patients use their phones for more than 5-6 hours a day, and it’s not uncommon for some to exceed 12 hours!

Excessive smartphone use can trigger or worsen neck-related symptoms. It has become the new “pandemic” during Covid 19.

Here is a reminder for everyone – Please check your phone’s screen time, preferably no more than 2 hours a day.

So, be Smartphone Smart!

be smartphone smart


由于过去两年疫情的关系,封城期间很多人习惯在家使用手机,甚至沉迷于手机-上网,社交媒体如facebook、instagram、Wecha汤, 观看电影/视频 youtube/Tiktok等, 而花费很长时间。


其次,使用手机更容易上瘾。使用手机的时间往往比自己认为的要长得多。我们许多患者每天使用手机超过 5~6 小时,某些人甚至超过 12 小时也不少见!

过度使用智能手机会引发或加重颈部相关症状。它已成为 Covid 19 期间的新的“大流行”。

这里给大家提醒一下:请检查手机的使用屏幕时间,每天最好不要超过 2 小时。