The SMS addicts may suffer a new disease, called "text neck."
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The SMS addicts may suffer a new disease, called "text neck."

Lahore : Pakistan | Oct 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM PDT
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We knew the problems associated with using inches frantic mobile phones. Bloggers and various media have echoed in recent days of a new epidemic that affects only the techies: the "text neck" neck pain caused by the use of mobile devices.

Doctors and chiropractors suggest that prolonged use of mobile devices cause an increase in symptoms such as tension neck, headaches and pain in the shoulders, even in the arms and hands.

Having to look at his phone to send SMS, watch movies or even play could even cause persistent disabling pain in life, according to reports. The Telegraph UK reported that some cases are so severe that the muscles eventually adapt to the bent position, making the right position painful.

The head of a human weighs on average between 4.5 and 5.5 kg, or neck or shoulders are adapted to support this weight for long periods, say some experts. Children are especially likely to be affected because their heads are proportionally heavier compared to their bodies than adults. "This disease, which can cause headaches, shoulders, arms, wrists most often affects young women with thin necks," says blogger The Frisky.

"We might have to invent an application that would scream our phones," Ask me! Straighten chin "," says blogger Jezebel.

If you are an inveterate the text message, be sure to take frequent breaks and stretch your neck and back. Experts also suggest to keep the phone above to maintain the alignment of the column.

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A text message being sent around claims 27 people have died after picking up calls from numbers listed in the SMS
rabia AFZAL is based in Gujrāt, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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