How much time do you spend on your phone? More than 30 percent of mobile internet users confess they are online “almost constantly,” and 90 percent say they go online at least once a day. Statistics like these are alarming from a medical standpoint, because frequent phone use can do some serious damage to your spine. We treat a large number of patients with text neck, a condition that stems from overuse of handheld electronic devices.
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Are you reading this on a smartphone or tablet? After you read this sentence, lift your head and look up for at least 10 seconds.
Seriously. Go do it.
A whopping 95 percent of U.S. adults own a cell phone, and 79 percent of adults age 18 to 44 carry their phones around nearly all day. People text during school, work, errands and appointments. It’s not uncommon for shoppers to bump into each other or block aisles because they’re busy on their phones.