from Journal of Physical Therapy Science
With the growing popularity of tablet computers, e-books and other connected devices such as smart phones, there are reports of neck and shoulder pain called i-pad neck. Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas say the persistent pain is caused by slouching or bending into extreme positions while using these electronic devices. Not surprisingly, the condition is more prevalent among younger adults, especially young women. Their study, published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, noted that time spent bent over an electronic device was less of a pain factor than gender and specific postures. Improving posture and exercising to strengthen neck and shoulder muscles are among the recommended ways to avoid i-pad neck.