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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- So many of us can still recall the sound of our mother telling us to “stand up straight,” but no mom could have predicted the role your smartphone is having on your posture.

According to Dr. Alex Vidan of Vidan Family Chiropractic, as people look down at their electronic devices, the weight of the head can start to put strain and stress on the neck and spine. With the average smartphone user spending two to four hours per day hunched over reading e-mails, sending texts, or checking social media, many individuals are damaging their cervical curve, or the naturally curved alignment of the neck.

Symptoms of a damaged cervical curve may include headaches, reduced range of motion in the neck, weakness in the arms and legs and even difficulty walking. Thankfully, Dr. Vidan stopped by Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss what steps we can take to counteract the development and side effects of the cervical curve.

For more inofrmation, visit www.DrVidan.com

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