A horn might have grown at the back of your skull due to excessive texting
"These hornlike structures are not harmless and can cause severe headaches and chronic pain in the neck"
By Shivam Singh
Human lifestyle has changed a lot just in the past decade. Technology has transformed the way humans live but is it also beginning to alter our body structure? Researchers from University of Sunshine Coast, Australia believe so.
Multiple x-rays were carried out on people of varying ages by the research team. It was discovered that in many young subject a horn like structure had developed at the back of the head. The researchers believe that this a result of mechanical load on the muscles of the nape and head due to constant leaning into smartphones. Such evolution caused by technology addiction has never been noticed before. In a sample of 1200 X-rays, these hornlike protrusions were found in a whopping 33% of the subjects. It was also noticed that the protrusions got more common in subjects of younger age which might be a result of exposure to screens right from childhood since such protrusions take a long time to develop.
These hornlike structures are not harmless and can cause severe headaches and chronic pain in the neck. Researchers believe that reducing screen time can help slow down the growth of the protrusion. In best interests of your health, you might just want to keep that phone away for a little longer.