How can smartphone use affect your health?
In the past few years, technology, such as smartphones, has progressively increased worldwide. Everyday tasks are now completed by downloading an app and hitting a few buttons; however, smartphone users fail to recognize that using smartphones can have negative consequences on our health. Recent research has shown that smartphone posture can cause injury and pain in the shoulders, neck, and thumbs with the severity of symptoms increasing with increased smartphone usage. Extended smartphone usage can cause forward neck posture, slouched posture, or rounded shoulders. Sustaining faulty posture in the neck and shoulders can cause injury to the cervical spine and disrupts the proper biomechanics in the shoulder joint, respectively.