New Generation Neck Pain

The generation of Facebook and smartphones is starting to suffer from the tolls of a desk-bound life. New research suggests that almost third of people under the age of 35 experience persistent back and neck pain.

A new study, conducted on behalf of the British Chiropractic Association, showed that 65% of people aged 16-34 years old have suffered from back or neck pain, and 28% experienced the pain for over a month.

So, Now we gonna see how Phone, Tablet, Laptop and Computers affect our Neck Pain.

The human head weigh about 5 Kg … unless you add a Smartphone to that weight. The more the neck bends downward, the more weight is added to the cervical spine at a 15-degree angle, the head weighs 12 kg; at 30 degrees, 18 kg; at 45 degrees, 22 kg; at 60 degrees, 27 kg (The weight is equivalent to carrying a 7 Years old baby around your neck.

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On average, Smartphone users (58 percent of American adults) look down at their phones two to four hours a day. And in India, about 25% Smartphone users look down at their phones for two to three hours a day —about 700 to 1,400 hours (For Peoples of America). And for India is about 600 to 1,100 hours  a year of added spinal stress. High schoolers (Teenagers), on the other hand, could spend up to an additional 5,000 hours hunched over in this position.

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Physical therapists say that as the tissue stretches for long periods of time, it gets sore and inflamed. Also causing muscle strain, pinched nerves, herniated disks and, over time, can potentially remove the neck’s natural curve. Poor posture can also contribute to headaches and neurological issues, depression and heart disease. And can reduce the lung capacity by as much as 30 percent.

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One expert gave TODAY some tips to avoid this pain, such as using your eyes to look down at your phone instead of bending your neck. Be sure to move your head from left to right several times, as well, or try standing in a doorway with both arms extended while pushing your chest forward to strengthen the muscles activated during good posture.

Tags: Phone, Health, New Generation, Pain, Tablet, Laptop, iphone, ipad, mobiles, electronic devices.

 

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