Study: Regular Smartphone Use Could Do Serious Damage To Your Spine

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You better think twice the next time you look at your smartphone, because you could be doing some serious damage to your spine.

As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, a recent study put things in perspective by the pound.

The average American spends 2 to 4 hours a day on their smart devices, texting, emailing, and playing games.

High school students spend thousands of hours a year on their phones and when they hunch over too long pain may set in, and age doesn’t matter.

“I get it in the neck area a little bit. Then it would refer out into the shoulders and upper back,” Tod Snyder said.

Pushing buttons with poor posture puts serious stress on your spine. Just how much depends on the tilt of your head.

“When the neck is straight then the head weighs ten to twelve,” Dr. Ken Hansraj, Chief of…

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