The Back & Spine Blog

Preventing Neck & Back Pain Due To Texting and Computer Time

Many of our daily activities can be a major cause of neck and back pain. Hours spent looking down at your phone or computer can cause wear and tear on your neck. While sitting for prolonged periods of time can increase stress on your back, adding pressure to the muscles in your back, as well as, spinal discs.


  1. Man with lower back pain while working at home on his laptop at a deskDraw your shoulders back and maintain good head and neck alignment.
  2. Your gaze should be aimed comfortably at the center of your computer screen. Adjust the height of your computer screen as needed to facilitate this properly.
  3. Make sure you have a comfortable chair that allows for lumbar support of your low back.This lumbar support is essential for minimizing strain to your low back.
  4. Never slouch while sitting in your chair. This too put added pressure and strain on your low back.
  5. Get up and stand, stretch or walk 1 time every hour. If you need to, set an alarm as a reminder to get up and MOVE!

Dr. Hunter’s Low Back Exercise Program

At Neuroscience & Spine Center of the Carolinas, we want our patients to maintain good spine health and reduce neck and back pain. If you’re in need of a home exercise program for your lower back, try these exercises and keep a log of your progress.

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