3. Slipped Disc(s)
When you look down at an angle of 60 degrees – usual for cell-phone users – the weight of your head goes up six times, because of increased stress on your neck. These were the results of a study done of Kenneth Hansraj, M.D., Chief of Spine Surgery at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine and his associates. Slipped discs and even arthritis are hence common to frequent cell-phone users.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to prevent this problem – fix your posture. Always work with your head straight, ears above your shoulders and chest open. Amy Cuddy, PhD., a renowned researcher has said that such a posture stimulates testosterone production which helps to heighten your self-confidence even in adverse situations. However, don’t think you have to hold your phone up to your face all the time; that’s laughable indeed. Just prop your elbows on a support (like a desk or pillows) and then use your phone holding it straight ahead.