The culprit is "tech neck," which changes children's posture at the time when their bodies are still developing. For every extra inch a child's head leans forward, an extra 10 pounds of pressure is exerted on their neck and upper back. The outcomes?
- Tripping and falling due to weak muscles from a forward head position.
- As the body rolls in the lung capacity becomes less and the oxygen intake becomes less.
- Blood pooling where the arteries and those blood vessels become restricted or constricted and the blood starts to pool in certain areas, causing tingling, soreness and discomfort.
Experts fear these changes to the human spine are causing it to become increasingly prehistoric due to the use of technology, especially constant texting and gaming. If something isn't done, these changes could have long-term negative effects upon children's health.
A chiropractor with 18 years of experience, Dr. Romina Ghassemi, said it's a dangerous trend:
They are so involved in their smart devices. Their posture is changing.
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