Tablets and smartphones are causing an epidemic of back pain as people hunch over devices

Mail Online | September 30, 2013

It sounds like the latest gadget from Apple. But ‘iPosture’ is being blamed for an alarming level of  back pain among 18 to 24-year-olds.

The term is being used to describe the stooped body shape adopted by those texting, emailing or playing games on their iPad or smartphone.

Some 84 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 admitted to having suffered back pain in the past year, in a survey by the healthcare provider Simplyhealth.

This age group now loses more working days a year to back pain than those in their parents’ generation.

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3 Comments on "Tablets and smartphones are causing an epidemic of back pain as people hunch over devices"

  1. Lots of other “issues” surrounding the use of electronic devices that are much more important that back pain. The end goal of where the developments in electronics are to lead should be front and center. Manipulation and control of mental processes should be at the head of the list!

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