'Text Neck' A Physical Problem Related To Smartphones

Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:46pm
Updated: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:34pm

(Photo courtesy of the Arizona Brain and Spine Center)
Dr. Igor Yusupov, founder of the Arizona Brain and Spine Center.

The smartphone was a major innovation — positive in many ways.

It allows us to reach friends, family and coworkers via talking, texting and e-mail. We can read books and watch movies on them, too.

The most commonly-referenced negative has to do with how we can never quite get away, because a smartphone means we’re always within reach.

Now it turns out there’s actually a physical problem related to smartphones. It’s called “text neck.”

With me to talk about the condition is neurosurgeon Dr. Igor Yusupov, founder of the Arizona Brain and Spine Center.

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