About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

79 Percent of Youngsters Exposed to Mobile Phones Continuously in India

by Reshma Anand on February 20, 2016 at 5:50 PM
Font : A-A+

79 Percent of Youngsters Exposed to Mobile Phones Continuously in India

The increasing use of mobile phones has led to spinal problems in more than fifty percent of Indian children and teenagers, said a study done by a Mumbai-based hospital.

The problem may lead to permanent damage to their cervical spines that could lead to lifelong pain, it said.

Advertisement


The neck pain and physical damage sustained from the overuse of one's mobile phone, tablet or other wireless devices has also been described as 'Text neck'.

Conducted by Lilavati Hospital, the study said 79 percent of the population between the age group of 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time, with only two hours of their waking day spent without their cell phone on hand.
Advertisement

India has the world's second highest mobile phone users with the figure standing above one billion.

"People working on computers most of the day, like software professionals and bank employees, are also prone to feel pain and slight numbness in their neck and shoulders," said Nirad S. Vengsarkar, orthopaedic surgeon at the hospital.

Due to the overuse of phone, instead of a normal forward curve, patients can be seen to have a backwards curve which can be degenerative, often causing head, neck, shoulder and back pain, said the study.

"The condition can also result in emotional and behavioural changes as the stress can affect the release of happy hormones," said the study.

"Resting the chin on the chest to look at the phone stretches the spinal cord and brain stem. This can affect respiration, heart rate and blood pressure. It can also mean that happy hormones, such as Endorphins and Serotonin are not released, meaning people can wake up anxious," said the report.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge About Chromosomes?
Eating During Sunlight Hours Minimizes Mood Vulnerabilities
Know More About the Digestive System
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Five Places You Shouldn´t Store Your Cell Phone 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Pressure Calculator Find a Hospital Hearing Loss Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Drug Interaction Checker Iron Intake Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Drug - Food Interactions Indian Medical Journals
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

79 Percent of Youngsters Exposed to Mobile Phones Continuously in India Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests