Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you are texting, an alarming research has revealed.

“Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine,” wrote study author Kenneth K. Hansraj, a New York-based spinal and orthopaedic surgeon.

Your spine is at its happiest when your ears fall on the same plane as your shoulders and your shoulder blades are retracted.

“Without these adjustments, you put added stress on your spine,” Hansraj added.

During the study, Hansraj calculated how stressful varying degrees of curvature would be on a person’s spine.

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