(KTVI) - An increased level of back pain is being reported to doctors around the world among 18 to 24 year-olds and chiropractor Dr. Eric Nepute knows why.
Dr. Nepute discussed the correlation between smart phones, iPads, computers, and back pain.
He talked about how smart phones cause users to tilt forward with their shoulders curved. This puts pressure on the spine and can cause pain.
The discomfort is nicknamed iPosture or Text Neck.
A survey by the healthcare provider Simplyhealth showed that 84% of those aged 18 to 24 admitted to having suffered back pain in the past year.
This age group now loses more working days a year to back pain than those in their parents' generation.
The results also showed almost all age groups spend as much time in front of a PC, laptop or tablet screen in total as they do asleep in bed.
Some healthcare providers believe the increase in bad posture may simply be caused because parents today are much less likely to tell their children to sit up and stand up straight.
For more information on Dr. Nepute, visit: http://neputewellnesscenter.com/