Cell Phones and Children

According to a study done by Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, “when your spine is in neutral position, the head weighs about 10-12 pounds. At 15 degrees [forward], the neck sees 27 pounds. At 45 degrees, it sees 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees, it’s 60 pounds. When you have such aggressive stressors on the neck, you get wear and tear on the spine. You can develop tears within the disc or even get a slipped or herniated disc.” In other words, it is equivalent to 60 pounds of pressure stressing the muscles and nerves that are meant to handle only around 10 pounds of pressure, which, in time, will do a lot of destruction. Think about what this is doing to our children? – Lawrence Woods

*(excerpt from the book, ‘Rethinking Posture’ by Lawrence Woods)