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Handheld Electronic Devices Could Be A Pain In The Neck
Handheld devices are a popular choice to keep yourself occupied on a long flight or road trip, but new studies find that extended use is creating havoc on your bodies.
Symptoms include neck, shoulder and wrist pain, as well as headaches.
"When you're using a tablet, your neck is pointing sharply down, so your joints are getting stiff and your nerves are possibly overworking," says Amanda Stackston, a charted physiotherapist.
The unofficial term "iPad shoulder" emerged earlier this year after researchers at Harvard University looked into the risks of using tablets.
Suggestions include sitting upright, bringing device to eye level, going hands free and taking regular breaks.