Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a part of our everyday life. Many kids spendhours per day messaging with friends and playing the latest games. Often, it’s done with theirneck bent forward, shoulders rounded, and arms holding the phone up in front of their eyes.New research has shown this type of awkward position can lead to a painful condition called“Tech Neck.”
Recently, Scientific Reports published a shocking paper which found a “horn” growing off theback of the head of kids who spent a great deal of time on their cell phones and tablets. Thisextreme variation of Tech Neck is suspected to be caused by constant pressure placed on theback of the head (the occiput) when the head is bent forward and chin is tucked. The excessiveforce can result in calcification of the soft tissue, which can start to look like a “horn” growing outof the back of the head! Did you know...