Text Neck: The pain of technology
Mobile users frequently adopt prolonged forward head posture while looking down at the screens of mobile devices leading to text neck, which is a postural disorder, a disease of the modern age, that is causing special concern as it is seen in an increasingly younger population.
Walk down a busy city street and try to find someone that makes eye contact; you are more likely to literally run into somebody walking towards you so engrossed in their smart phone world that their walking is slow, automatic and inattentive. This applies to people of all ages. The social implication of this epidemic is altogether another topic, but of concern in the modern era is the potential musculoskeletal consequence of this behaviour.
(Dr Ravees Raja (PT).MPT, DRT, CKT, CDNT is a trained physiotherapist and rehabilitation therapist. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)