Teens and young adult suffering from iPosture
(KPLR) – Suffering from back pain? Your cell phone could be the culprit.
Tablets and smartphones are causing an epidemic of back pain as people hunch over devices.
Now they have a name for it; doctors are calling the health issue “i-Posture”.
84-per cent of 18 to 24 year olds have admitted to suffering back pain in the last 12 months.
This age group now loses more working days a year to back pain than those in their parents` generation.
A typical young adult spends nearly nine-hours a day in front of a screen, other than a TV.
It’s a little over six and a half hours for older generations.
Doctors’ advice, sit up straight!