Smartphone use and headaches: Are we ready to accept a link?

Technology is an essential part of everyday life. There is a great deal of speculation among the lay population regarding the effect of computers and mobile phones on ailments such as headaches and neck pain. However, although there are anecdotal stories suggesting a link between technology use and pain, there is little evidence of either a definitive relationship or data absolving mobile phones or computers from a link to recurrent pain. Smartphone users may rely on the devices for many hours per day—while on the go, resting, or working—which puts a strain on the eyes, neck, and back. As people are becoming more dependent on these devices, it would be worthwhile to know whether using smartphones could lead to health problems.

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