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Modern technology causing back and neck problems

Sedentary lifestyles and repeatedly looking down at mobile phones and tablets, is causing increasing numbers of young people to suffer with neck and spinal problems.

A recent survey found that 45% of 16 to 24 year olds are currently suffering, compared to 28% in the previous survey. Tim Hutchful, from the British Chiropractic Association said, “When people use laptops or mobile phones in bed, they tend to forget their posture, hunch over the screen and leave their spine unsupported.”

On an average day, Britons spend around two hours sitting and looking at mobile technology, almost four hours looking at a laptop and almost three hours watching tv and films.

The message from this evidence, is to modify your time using technology, change position regularly and exercise to develop core strength and control.

Read more in this recent article from The Daily Telegraph:

iPad generation see huge rise in back and neck pain

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