Chronic cervical flexion (aka Text Neck) is a cause of cervical kyphosis. Kyphosis strains the delicate veins that connect the brain to the body. The internal jugular vein is one of the main drains of blood from the brain . Cervical Kyphosis posture can cause compression of the jugular vein around the side of the atlas vertebrae. Compression causes a back-up of metabolic waste in the brain and damages delicate brain tissue. Research shows that the lack of blood flow from the brain is a contributor to neuro-degenerative diseases such as MS, ALS & Alzheimer’s. Preventing cervical kyphosis is easy… keep your head up and avoid Text Neck. Heads up for better health!