"Text neck" and neck pain in young adults

Is there an association mobile phone usage and neck pain?

The prevalence of mobile phone use among young adults (18-21 y.o.) is increasing. It has been shown that viewing a mobile phone screen correlates with a more forward head posture (FHP).

Simultaneously, biomechanical studies have shown that increased FHP places increased mechanical load on the physical structures of the cervical spine.

So, does increased use of mobile phone (text neck), have any correlation with the increasing prevalence of neck pain?

When all the date were analyzed, it yielded the result that there is no association between neck posture (assessed by self-perception) and neck pain.

> From: Damasceno et al., Eur Spine J Epub ahead of print (2018-02-14 06:43:32) (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to Springer Verlag GmbH Germany. Click here for the online summary.

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