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iPosture blamed for back pain among young adults
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It sounds like the latest gadget from Apple, but so called "iPosture" is being blamed for an alarming level of back pain among 18 to 24-year-olds.
The term is being used to describe the stooped body shape adopted by those texting, emailing or playing games on their iPad or smartphone.
In a recent survey by the healthcare provider Simplyhealth, some 84 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 admitted to having suffered back pain in the past year.
Experts say this age group now loses more working days a year to back pain than those in their parents' generation.