Research has revealed that technology is a literal pain in the neck
Researchers have revealed that technology is changing the bones in our necks and skulls, which is setting people up for a lifetime of pain.
This comes from device overuse, as it can cause posture problems.
Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast have found something unusual that tends to go unnoticed.
They used a sample of more than 1,200 people aged between 18 and 30. They discovered that 41 percent of the participants had grown a bony lump on the back of their skull.
The horn-like spurs were between 10 to 30 millimetres thick.
“We suspect the reason for this bone spur formation is because they carry their head forward,” University of the Sunshine Coast’s David Shahar said to The West.
The sustained stress on the skull is creating bone de-position which usually takes years.
The simple solution? Lift your head.
“Bringing the weight of the head back to rest on the bones and not on the muscles,” Dr Shahar said.