I’m sure most of us use the phone excessively, considering smartphones can pretty much do everything now.
It is generally known that spending extraordinary amounts of time on one’s phone causes great harm to our body, from straining the eye to tiredness of the fingers from texting too much.
However, a 14 year old girl from Shandong, China, suffered a rare form unjury from using her phone too much – she is not able to straighten her neck anymore due to a damage and deformities on her upper spine.
Her neck was reported to be like that of a 50 years old person’s.
According to the girl’s father, she would spend all her time on her smartphone, watching videos or playing mobile games, spending an average of 5 to 6 hours on her mobile phone everyday.
The girl’s father had brought her to the hospital after multiple complains of dizziness and soreness from the girl.
The girl was able to return home after treatments but the doctors strongly advised against using phones for long hours, or else she would risk her condition worsening. The girl’s father had expressed regrets for not restricting her phone usage and hoped that her daughter’s condition would serve as a warning to other parents.
So guys, if you’re using phones for long hours like her, be sure to unplug once in awhile and live life in the real world!