Friday, May 29, 2015Friday, May 29, 2015

Hours bent over phone can be pain in the neck

Published on Sep 4, 2012 6:00 AM

NECK pain is a growing problem among tech-savvy Singaporeans who bend forward to use a smartphone or a tablet, or both.

Insurance agent Desmond Seah spends many hours in front of the computer and uses both his iPhone and iPad frequently.

As a result, the 39-year-old suffers from pain and stiffness in his neck, with the symptoms spreading to his hands.

With handheld devices growing in popularity here in the past five years, so has the number of tech-savvy patients, said Ms Goh Ming Rong, principal physiotherapist at Changi General Hospital (CGH).

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!