A South Florida chiropractor continues to draw attention for his invention that helps people who constantly bury their heads in their cellphones.
Dean Fishman, a Weston resident who practices in Plantation, was featured in the Wall Street Journalâ€™s â€œAches and Claimsâ€ health column on May 24. The article noted that Fishman, who trademarkedÂ the term â€œText Neckâ€ in 2009, now has aÂ patented phone app that warns users when they drop their head â€“Â Â causingÂ neck pain and headachesÂ as well as early onset of arthritis, arm pain, gastrointestinal and breathing problemsÂ â€“ as they view their phone.
The app works without interruption of other functions on the phone by having a green face,Â which is located in the top corner of the device,Â meaning users are viewing their phones with good posture; a red face means that they need to make an adjustmentÂ to â€œanatomical neutral,â€ which is defined as having the ears over the shoulders and the shoulders over the hips.
Text neck, is a modern condition characterized byÂ neck pain and other symptoms as a result of constantly looking down at a smart phone, tablet, or other device. While prevention is a key element towards avoiding text neck from developing in the first place, it can be difficult to maintain a proper posture while using any of these devices. Fortunately though, a new app has been created to help individuals keep a good posture while using a device. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.Â
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