London - Using a mobile phone could be doing serious long-term damage to our necks and spines, it has been claimed.
Slumping over phones and tablets – dubbed ‘iSlouching’ – can cause the head to sit further forward than is natural, putting extra pressure on the spine. An increasing number of children are already reporting neck problems.
“Studies show that as the head goes forward, it can add up to 10lb of pressure to the spine,” said Dr Matt Herba, a chiropractor from Florida.
One US study found 53 percent of mobile phone users suffer numbness or neck aches. - Daily Mail