It’s Official: Text Neck Syndrome Is Now a Global Epidemic

By
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., C-IAYT, RYT 500
forward head posture can cause health problems over time and yoga is one way to combat this

It's official: A new study labels text neck and forward head posture a global epidemic and a worldwide public health problem.

According to a new study, the prevalence of neck pain has increased dramatically within the last decade. It is now equally - or more - prevalent than back pain, and significantly, it is affecting younger and younger people.

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