Phone-nut teens get the hump: Mobile devices are creating a ‘generation of hunchbacks’

SMARTPHONES are turning teenagers into a generation of hunchbacks.

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Youngsters as young as seven are developing curved spines because they stoop over phones and tablets for hours every day.And experts fear the selfie generation could be left crippled by “text neck”.
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Specialists treating back and neck injuries have reported a surge in the number of teenagers seeking medical help.Chiropractor Dr James Carter blames the problem on youngsters spending too much time hunched over screens, and described it as “the curse of the modern age”.
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He said: “The number of people with text neck presenting to my practice has more than doubled over the past year, and 50% of them are now teenagers.”This is an alarming increase.”Text neck joins a list of side effects of the digital age – including “texter thumb” and “iPod finger” syndrome.

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