Children as young as eight are being diagnosed with whiplash like symptoms.

The cause? ‘Text neck’ according to Yahoo 7.

‘Text neck is a range of symptoms related to having your head down for a long period of time using a mobile device,’ Physiotherapist Felicity Kermode said.

‘In extreme cases the pain could prevent them from participating in sport or even getting through a full day at school.’

The condition requires months of physiotherapy work to reverse, with maneuvers like those used to treat whiplash used.

Share your comments below

  • The mobile phone has a lot to answer for. Both good and bad.


  • My friends chiropractor told him that he will make a fortune in future because everyone keeps their head at a bad angle and causes bad neck pain – workers at computers, people on their phones or tablets or laptops – no-one stands tall anymore. He’s rubbing his hands in glee.


  • Time to get children back outside playing games and having fun to strengthen their growing bones.


  • Concerning !


  • So many negative consequences if you’re not careful about how you use technology.


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