Health (mental too)

Save Your Neck

Monday morning I woke up and couldn’t move my neck or lift my arms above … well … boob height.  I know … I know … the fun things always happen to me and I really should share this stuff around.  So feel free to come on over and we’ll duct tape cardboard around your neck and you too can enjoy the benefits of not being able to turn your head, look down, or pick things up.  It’s a wild party time I’m telling you.

Here’s the fun part.  I have no idea how I did it.  Not one clue.  I’ve mostly given up my underwater Ninja group and it’s been a while since I went to Fight Club.  Oh wait … I didn’t say anything about Fight Club … nevermind.

Then Tuesday morning I read an article about how teenagers are having more and more back/neck issues, because they are constantly looking at their phones.  Keeping your neck at a 30 degree angle (phone looking angle) puts 40 pounds of pressure on your neck and upper back.  Holding your head up only has 5-10 pounds of pressure (depending on how big your cranium is I guess … mine’s pretty massive so I’m sure it’s more for me … which means the other is probably worse too).  So this means I’m going to have to spend less time staring at my phone, which might be a total blessing in disguise.  I’m trying to be more in the moment and not multitask and reducing my phone time will help with that for sure.

I’m going to the chiropractor today and I’m going to ask about the phone thing … even though I’m pretty sure I already know what he’s going to say.  Of course, they were closed Monday and Tuesday and I thought I was better yesterday.  That’s what I get for thinking.

I may Periscope about this later just so you can see how much fun this is.  Too bad you can’t see it in person.  You could throw things at my massive head and I wouldn’t even be able to dodge them.  It would be hilarious.


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