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future neck / back / hip problems?

Posted by lhansen on 23 Jan 2014 at 11:22 GMT

Along with the safety concerns, could there also be health concerns relating to spine alignment? Walking off-kilter for any length of time or holding your neck at a particular angle would seem likely to produce eventual aches and pains and in the future, possibly place a new burden on the health care system

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RE: future neck / back / hip problems?

sschabrun replied to lhansen on 23 Jan 2014 at 22:30 GMT

Although not measured in this study, it is reasonable to suggest that people who adopt this altered posture for a prolonged period of time while texting and walking might experience neck or shoulder pain. This would be an interesting area for future research, but as mentioned was not examined in our current study.

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