Staring at smartphones and tablets causes MORE neck and jaw pain in women

Mail Online | 9/5/2019 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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Women have a harder time than me when spending long periods of time staring at their phones, tablets and other electronic devices.

A study found that the way the neck of a man and a woman bends while holding gadgets is different and can cause more pain in females.

Women - Hunch - Chin - Men - Necks

Women hunch over and their chin ends up almost on their chest whereas men, who have longer necks, take a more natural pose.

This difference results in more stress and pain in the jaw and neck of women, the researchers claim.

Host - Research - Flexion - Neck - Jaw

A host of previous research has found that prolonged neck flexion is associated with neck and jaw pain.

There is also a clear link between the total time spent using a mobile device and the severity of the neck pain.

Study - Researchers - University - Arkansas - Markers

A study by researchers at the University of Arkansas placed markers on each bone in the neck of 22 participants (12 male, ten female) to identify and differences.

A licensed radiologists took X-rays at an average distance of six-feet (1.82 meters) away from the participant.

Images - Positions

Images were taken from five positions a natural, fully bent and partly bent, sitting upright, reclining and reclining even further.

The reclined positions were designed to mimic lounging around in a chair or sofa and were set at a declination of 15°...
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