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More youth suffer from text neck syndrome
 

More youth suffer from text neck syndrome

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Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone.
 
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16 Jul 2017 - General
 
Jemelyn Mae Sodusta You'll be surprised at how many patients in their mid 20s complain of the text neck syndrome. Our poor postural habits are really accelerating the risk of acquiring osteoarthritis ( aka spondylosis or degenerative joint disease ) at a younger age. Osteoarthritis is now being diagnosed in people aged 30 years old. This statistic tells a lot about our habit in neglecting our posture due to h...
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Chih Chiang Nieh This is one of the most common cases that we encounter in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. My history taking always includes asking a patient's affinity toward social media or games in their handheld devices. Neck strain caused by excessive mobile phone use will affect more individuals if we do not disseminate information for the general public. Thank you for sharing your t...
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Text neck syndrome can be simply defined as early onset of osteoarthritis due to constant neck strain brought about by excessive use of smartphone or other gadgets. Chronic neck strain creates an imbalance in the weight bearing of the cervical spine that accelerates cartilage destruction. The article mentioned that upper limb involvement can signal heart disease. Upper limb radiculopathy may also be present in osteoarthritis and can be the presenting symptom 50% of the time; hence, it is importa...
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