A “thorn” would be forming in the human skull, because of the cell phone

It was already known that the intensive use of the cell phone caused, in the long term, damage to the eye. But now, researchers at the University of Sunshine Coast, Australia, have discovered that this can also cause the appearance of a strange bone at the base of the skull, just above the neck.

It was already known that the intensive use of the cell phone caused, in the long term, damage to the eye. But now, researchers at the University of Sunshine Coast, Australia, have discovered that this can also cause the appearance of a strange bone at the base of the skull, just above the neck.

According to the professionals of the institute, this bone grows by the position in which the human being is placed to look at the cell phone, with the head a little inclined forward. They call it “external occipital protuberance” and reveal that it was already studied since 2016.

To find the finding, the researchers looked at x-rays in the lateral cervical spine of people between 18 and 30 years old and discovered 218 cases of young people who had this bulge.

Of the total, 10% already had a bone at least 2 centimeters long. The professionals also noted that the problem occurs more in men than in women. And they also reported that the longest new bone found was 3.6 cm in a man and 2.7 cm in a woman.

In another study, published in February 2018 on the Nature website, the lead author of the research, David Shahar, discovered that these bony spikes are more frequent in young people.

In the analysis, conducted on 1200 people between the ages of 18 and 86, Shahar noted that peaks were larger in people up to 30 years old. So he came to the conclusion that young people are more likely to have them than those who belong to previous generations.

According to Shahar, maintaining this posture for long periods of time can increase the pressure on the joint where the muscles of the neck join the skull. “This way it is probable that the body responds and creates new tissues, which causes the appearance of that protuberance,” he explains.

Fortunately for those who use cell phones, this rarely causes medical problems. Although researchers recommend always have a good posture when using the mobile.

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