Spending Hours Looking Down at Smartphones is Ruining Our Posture but 47% of Americans ‘Are Not Worried’ Despite Risks of Chronic Pain

We all spend hours a day slouching toward our screens – but less than half of Americans are worried about what that’s doing to their backs, according to a new survey.

The average person spends nearly four hours of their days looking down at their smart phone, throwing their entire back out of alignment.

And spending even part of your day with such poor posture can contribute to a lifetime of back pain, poor circulation, trouble breathing and joint problems.

Only 47 percent of Americans seemed concerned that their smart phones might be setting them up for pain and poor posture, a new Orlando health survey found – but experts there say that simple changes can avert your slump.

Smart phones have changed us – mentally and physically.

And while frightening predictions of humans evolving misshapen hands and horned shoulders to better support our device-centric lives might not be realistic, our backs and bodies are morphing over the courses of our own lives.

The amount of time we spend in front of the blue light of screens is straining our eyes, disrupting our sleep and slowly skewing our skeletons.

Chiropractors have warned that they are seeing more younger people with bad backs and necks – even children.