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Researchers suggest that using back support while sitting on chair for long hours and exercising can help in reducing the back and neck pain.
Tablets and smartphones can cause people to slouch and tilt their head downward for long periods of time. Now, new findings reveal who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit — sometimes known as iPad neck — and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.
Carried out by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas along with researchers from hospitals and physical therapy centers across Southern Nevada, the new study surveyed 412 participants (135 men and 275 women) who used touchscreen tablet computers.
Touchscreens have become an increasingly normalized aspect of daily life, especially for those who need to use screen devices as a part of their work. But unlike desktop computers, tablets and smartphones can cause people to slouch and tilt their head downward for long periods of time. New findings revealed who is most at risk of developing neck strain from this habit (sometimes known as "iPad neck") and why time spent using devices is not the biggest factor.
Some 70 percent of female tablet users develop ongoing pain in their neck and shoulders compared to just 30 percent of men, a US study found.
New US research has found that neck pain caused by using iPads and tablets could be affecting women more than men -- and that poor posture is the biggest factor contributing to pain.
Among the aggravating circumstances is sitting without adequate back support.
Anyone who bends regularly over his tablet for a long time risks the painful "iPad neck". U.S. physicians have now explored the phenomenon more closely.
The Department of Physical Therapy at a Nevada university has conducted a study that suggests that bad posture when using a tablet causes permanent neck and shoulder pain. Health problems of this nature are called iPad neck.
Poor posture is said to be the cause of neck pain suffered by users of tablet computers. Dubbed 'iPad neck', this neck pain is said to be experienced mainly by women, a study found.
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