Tablet Reading Could Cause Neck Pain

March 16, 2015
 By Alyssa
March 16, 2015
 By Alyssa

Tablet Reading Could Cause Neck Pain

More than half of 35-49 year olds use tablets regularly, but the usage position could be potential for neck pain. Tablet use requires significant head and neck flexion which causes implications for potential neck injury to the user.

In this article, Ergonomics, researchers from Washington State University evaluate head-neck biomechanics during tablet use and the implications for neck muscles. If you’ve heard of all of the studies about “text neck”, this situation is very similar. One thing to consider however is the amount of time spent at once using a tablet.

With a smartphone, you’re looking down in small portions, writing something then looking back up. With tablets, you’re more inclined to read or watch something, which means your head is bent over for prolonged amounts of time, which can cause severe damage to your neck!

Read the full story here :: Tablet Use: Significance of Usage Position, Potential for Neck Damage

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