Dec 01, 2014 10:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

Do you spend hours staring down at your smartphone? That may put you in the hospital, or at least in physical therapy.

New research published by Kenneth Hansraj, MD, a spine surgeon in New York, notes the rise in a degenerative condition called “text neck.” It’s caused by the head tilting downward while using a smartphone. More than half of Americans own a smartphone, putting them at risk, and teens, who spend up to an additional 5,000 hours on their phones, are especially vulnerable, Hansraj says.

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