Smartphone Addiction: How Looking Down Damages Your Spine and Body

You are probably checking this out on your smartphone now. I have bad news for you.
Looking down at your smartphone could damage your spine and body.
We won’t hide. We are all addicted to our smartphones. I’m more addicted to my computer. I spend so much time on it at work and home, but it’s probably the same thing, right?
The smartphone addiction could be painful in many cases.
Meet Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, a chief of spinal surgery at NYC Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine.
Damaged spines are his nightmare or like others say “just another day at the office.”
With today’s smartphone era, I believe Dr. Kenneth is kind of busy with patients suffering from the very same disease.
He even developed a model below to show you how much extra weight you put onto the spine every time your head tilts down to check the notifications.
Smartphone Addiction: How Looking Down Damages Your Spine and Body
He says: “These stresses, may lead to early wear, tear, degeneration, and possibly surgeries.”
There are numerous of side effects you can suffer from poor head posture. I decided to share four of the most common ones.

Deeper Depression

The San Francisco State University made a test for its students. The research was clear. They tested students who walked down a hall in slouched position and those who skipped.
The first category showed vivid feelings of depression and lower energy than skippers.

Bigger Risk of Death and Disease

An Australian study came out with devastating results. After the age of 25, every hour of slouched position reduces your life expectancy by 22 minutes.
Another one says that, if you are sitting for a longer period you are doubling the risk of developing diabetes. Plus, the potential for cardiovascular disease is stronger for 147%.

Disturbs Circulation

Sitting with your head down and legs crossed cuts off the circulation and could lead to spider veins.


A Harvard Study shows people who are addicted to their smartphones and somehow adopted this new posture for their body and head showed 15% increase in cortisol levels.
On the other hand, people with straight spine and open shoulders showed 25% decrease in cortisol levels.
Numbers don’t lie.
Take care of your health.
Before you leave your smartphone and rest your spine, share this with all of your friends.


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