Thanks to constant internet surfing, middle-aged women are suffering the symptoms of chronic backache now, researchers have opined.
Women, aged 35 to 50, spend most time on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, a Deep Heat pain relief poll found.
78 per cent - are in agony because they spend too long sitting at a desk at work or on the Net. Of those nearly one in five - 18 per cent - endures backache every day, reports The Daily Express.
A third admitted they were in pain every few days and nearly a quarter between once a week and once a month. And almost half - 44 per cent - could not walk easily. A smaller number - 15 per cent - could not go out socially or work.
Physiotherapist Sammy Margo said, "Back pain can be intense and make life difficult for sufferers, with discomfort badly affecting their home, work and social lives."