British skin experts say extended cell phone use leads to wrinkles, back pain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - British skin experts say extended use of cell phones can lead to neck wrinkles and back pain.

Experts in non-surgical facelifts say tilting your head down to use phones, iPads and computers can leave wrinkles on your throat and neck, a condition being called "tech neck."

A non-surgical facelift team from CACI International says there has been an increase in the number of people with Techneck.

‘We've identified a correlation between the rise of technology in recent years and the growth of the 'Techneck'," CACI Managing Editor Dean Nathanson said in a Daily Mail article. "So while there is little chance of the nation giving up technology, at least we can help people reduce wrinkles and keep their chin up!"

The report also noted concerns of cell phone use causing back pain.

"Our bodies are not designed to be in the same position for long periods, and many people also get into bad postures when using these devices," Chartered Physiotherapist Josh Catlett told Daily Mail. "As a result, physiotherapists are seeing patients with neck, back and shoulder problems and also pain in the hands and wrists. It is important that people recognize the need to take regular breaks from using such devices and also to consider their posture at all times."

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