Would you allow an 8 year old child to hang from your neck for 2-4 hours everyday? Probably not! However did you know that checking your text messages, emails and reading from your smartphone or computer can place similar amounts of stress to your cervical spine? A small amount of flexion increases the forces through your spine by nearly 60 lbs. Some experts are even calling "Text Neck Syndrome" a health care epidemic! Share these figures and photos with friends and family to help spread awareness. A simple tip is to raise your phone so that you can maintain a neutral spine position.