A unique search by researchers seems to be something out of a fictional fictional science – people who grow structures like horns on their skull because of the use of smartphones – it may in fact have a simple explanation: spurs of bones
published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, in fact finds sharp growth in the base of the skulls of approximately 400 in the right age, age 18 to 86. And younger ones are found to have greater growth.
Researchers are referring to these growths as a "known exostosis … coming from the occipital occlusion." Or, in terms of common people, a bone is promoting, located at the base of the skull.
Bone spurs ̵1; small growth bones that can form the edges of the bones – What happens when inflammation is harmful to the cartilage cushions joints, and the body tries to repair the damage by growing bones. They often form from repeated motions. A type of repetitive motion features the head forward, perhaps to look at a smartphone.
The study, by Dr. David Shahar and Mark Sayers at the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia, flew under the radar when it was published at the end of last year, but a BBC article last week in how modern life is a change in the human balance brought about by the light of how the human body changes in the use of technology.
The bone spurs identified in the study ranged in size from 10 to 31 millimeters. Some are so big that they can feel as a lump in the back of the head.
Growing growth can be attributed to, and widely screen-time explained, researchers say. Long-term "gradual head-head", or headache, and poor posture can cause these physiological changes, which they hypothesized.
Findings find out how little is known about the widespread use of these technologies. "Although the & # 39; tablet revolution & # 39; is absolutely and effectively engaging in our day-to-day activities, we should remind us that these devices are only a decade and may be relevant Sympathetic illnesses are now apparently only, "writes the authors.
Most bone spurs do not cause pain and do not require treatment, but they can be problematic if one size reaches.
And that might be the case. A small 2011 study on university staff and Canadian students found that 68 percent of participants reported a neck illness.
Dr. David Geier, an orthopedic surgeon and author of That Gotta Hurt: Sports Changes Forever Forever, said the findings were not surprising.
"At the airport or school and everyone is hunched. It's good if it's 15 seconds here or 15 seconds there, but when over hours you're worried that this experience may result in a real drunkenness, especially which is to children but really all adults, "Geier, who was not involved in research, said.
The findings are evidence of how expanded use of technology such as smartphones and tablets in daily life has led to physical changes. But this is not the first time technology has been identified as the culprit for health issues among young people.
The number of cases of illnesses such as "neck of text", "texting thumb", Dowager's neck and neck, shoulder and lower back pain resulting from cellphone usage and computer with young people growing since early 2000.
But this does not mean that these issues are unavoidable. "If people are worried that this is going to happen, you can work with a physical therapist to learn the exercises to strengthen the muscles that help their sprains," Geier told NBC News.
Study "does not convince people should not use their phone. But small changes like putting pillows under our laptops and holding a phone or tablet higher and far from our laps can promote better spruce, "added Geier.
"We need to get up and move. We have to get people more active for a number of reasons. Being seated on its side is huge and these devices kill us in this respect. "
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