Bad posture during smart phone use, likely cause of skull deformaty in a third of skull x-rays

Australian researchers found that one third of 400 skull x-rays in people 18 to 86, showed a weird skull growth normally seen in the elderly.

NBC News reports: ‘Dr. David Geier, an orthopedic surgeon and author of That’s Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever, said that the findings weren’t surprising.

“You’re at the airport or school and everyone is hunched over. It would be fine if it was 15 seconds here or 15 seconds there, but when it’s over hours you’re concerned that this habitual behavior can result in a real curved deformity, especially in kids but really all adults,” Geier, who was not involved with the research, said.

The findings are evidence of how extended use of technology such as smartphones and tablets in everyday life has led to physical changes. But this isn’t the first time that technology has been identified as the culprit for health issues in young people.’

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