Be Well: Heads Up - How Your Smartphone Is Damaging Your Spine

| March 22, 2018

They may be smart but they're weighing us down, says a leading chiropractor from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

People of all ages rely on their smartphones for so many things—communication, connection to the Internet, photos, games, and more. And though these devices often make our lives easier, using them too much can come with a cost.

Chiropractors see it frequently: patients who have spinal damage from too much phone time. The most common position we take when using our smartphones is looking down with the chin pointed toward the chest, often for hours each day.

Dr. Scott Oswald, a chiropractor and assistant professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University who specializes in sports medicine and rehabilitation, regularly treats patients with strained necks related to smartphone use.

Read the full article from Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine here.

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