“Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old. It is also the amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human who is looking down at her phone,” (Khazan).
What can texting do to the spine? A question that a new study in the journal Surgical Technology International answered. As a physical therapist in this day and age many patients come to us with chronic cervical and lumbar pain. Is this texting related? Maybe. What do you think? Click on the link below and check out this article on The Atlantic and decide for yourself. Let us know what you find interesting or ask any questions you may have regarding this up and coming problem.