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 Journal�s �Aches and Claims� health column on May 24. The article noted that Fishman, who trademarked�the term �Text Neck� in 2009, now has a�patented phone app that warns users when they drop their head ���causing�neck pain and headaches�as well as early onset of arthritis, arm pain, gastrointestinal and breathing problems�� as they view their phone.
The app works without interruption of other functions on the phone by having a green face,�which is located in the top corner of the device,�meaning users are viewing their phones with good posture; a red face means that they need to make an adjustment�to �anatomical neutral,� which is defined as having the ears over the shoulders and the shoulders over the hips.
Text neck, is a modern condition characterized by�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.�
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