Mobile phones a pain in the neck? Surge in young people suffering from 'text neck'

Ms Henna Chhetri suffered from "text neck" in 2016 when she used to spend five hours a day hunched over her phone or laptop.
Ms Henna Chhetri suffered from "text neck" in 2016 when she used to spend five hours a day hunched over her phone or laptop.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

More young people suffer from neck, wrist and back problems from excessive phone use

That cautionary tale about the mobile phone and the damage it can do to your health just got real.

Orthopaedic surgeons and chiropractors have seen a surge in young people - some as young as six - with neck aches, wrist injuries and back pains.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Mobile phones are a pain in the neck'. Print Edition | Subscribe