Over time, behaviors and habits can make major impacts on our physical form. However, did you know that modern technology has a hand in reshaping our skeletons? A group of researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia discovered that many young people have developed horn-like spikes at the back of their skulls, known as bone spurs. And according to their findings, cell phone usage is the culprit.
Because today's teens users are constantly tilted their heads forward to look at their phones, the shift in weight has caused abnormal bone growth. This discovery is the first documented case of a skeletal adaptation linked to smart phone usage. And according to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Anatomy, this adaption was found in 41% of the 18 to 30-year-old test subjects.
And while the prevalence of head horns is likely to increase, the development of bone growth can be halted if posture is improved. What do you think of this surprising story? Let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.