Mobile phones have had numerous physical ramifications that people never imagined. There are increased issues of people having ligament and mobility issues with their thumbs, there’s been a marked increase in hemorrhoids from people sitting on the toilet and losing track of the time, now there’s even evidence that phones could be literally changing your skeletons.

New research suggests that many young people are developing bone spurs (small horns) on the back of their skulls as a result of them leaning their head forward and looking at their phone. The tilting action shifts the weight from the spine to the muscles on the back of your head. This causes the tendons and ligaments to grow, which in turn causes the skull to thicken at the point of connection.

The new research comes to us from a set of academic papers from researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. It states that these changes take years to take place in a human. In fact, if you are suffering from this condition, there’s a good chance that you have had “text neck” since you were a child. The good news is that there is nothing bad or painful for you in these bone spurs. Instead, they just serve as a warning sign (along with the other issues we mentioned above) that overuse of certain forms of technology can have unexpected repercussions.

Source: Washington Post

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