This is how texting is messing up your spine

November 28, 2014 10:00 AM

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This is how texting is messing up your spine

Every so often, I stumble across news about how texting is destroying our bodies—I still think about a study I once read that said looking down at our phones all day is destroying the elasticity in our neck skin and giving us all early jowls at least twice a day. I promise, this image and info is definitely going to stick with you, too (sorry!).

Spinal doctor Kenneth Hansraj recently published a paper in the journal Surgery Technology International on how the way we hunch over our phones is affecting our bodies—and, apparently, it's adding an extra 60 pounds of weight to our spines. Hansraj wrote, "An adult head weighs 10 to 12 pounds in th...

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