I found out about this at a local hospital's family health and safety day and thought it would be good to pass along to digital artists, programmers, and anyone who uses digital devices (so, yes, just about everyone!). Doctors are finding younger people are losing neck mobility due to craning the neck to look at digital devices and have called it "text neck syndrome."
There are a number of ergonomic corrections and also exercises and yoga moves one can do to strengthen the neck muscles and retain flexibility, which can be found on YouTube under searches such as "text neck syndrome exercises" and "forward head posture exercises." The doctors were recommending this quick exercise to do while waiting at red light in traffic, and this video has some good disclaimers and advice, too, in case one's neck is already so inflexible that a doctor's visit is needed: [link]
Take care for yourself and for your younger family members.
UPDATE: This appeared in the news this week and the article shows the weight strain on the neck and back: www.yahoo.com/health/what-text…