Text neck syndrome: The smartphone neck and it’s homeopathic approach
Author(s): Dr. Anshu and Mohita Nangia
Abstract: The use of smartphones has been eminently increasing in recent years. This has led to health consequences one of which is Text Neck Syndrome caused by prolonged use of electronic devices with neck and back muscles in a hunched posture. It manifests as pain and stiffness in the upper back, neck and shoulders, accompanied by occipital headache, muscle fatigue and soreness. In the long term it can lead to complications such as cervical radiculopathy, cervical disc herniation and degeneration etc. This condition can be prevented by limiting use of cell phones and maintaining correct posture. It can be reversed by adequate exercise and physical therapy along with homeopathic remedies. The article also includes rubrics from Synthesis Repertory and Murphy Repertory that cover the above symptoms.