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Technology causing back and neck problems

The Effect Of Technology On Our Posture

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

 

Research – Technology,  back & neck pain

A recent survey found that 45% of 16 to 24 year olds are currently suffering, with back or neck pain. This is 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 devices. Furthermore they spend almost four hours looking at a laptop and almost three hours watching tv and films.

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

Further reading

Read more in this recent article from The Daily Telegraph:

iPad generation see huge rise in back and neck pain

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