Internet surfing causes back pain in middle-aged women



Internet surfing causes back pain in middle-aged women
London: Are you suffering from chronic
back pain? Well ladies, Internet is to be blamed, particularly
if you are middle-aged, says a new study.
London: Are you suffering from chronic
back pain? Well ladies, Internet is to be blamed, particularly
if you are middle-aged, says a new study.

Researchers in Britain have carried out the study and
found that a large number of middle-aged women spend most time
on social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and suffer
from chronic back pain due to hours hunched over computers.



The findings are, in fact, based on a poll of 1,000
women, aged between 35 and 50, in Britain.



The study revealed three in four women, 78 per cent
are in agony because they spend too long sitting at a desk
at work or on the net. Of those nearly one in five, 18 per
cent endures backache every day.



A third admitted they were in pain every few days
and nearly a quarter between once a week and once a month. And
almost half –44 per cent -could not walk easily. A smaller
number -15 per cent- could not go out socially or work.



"Back pain can be intense and make life difficult for
sufferers, with discomfort badly affecting their home, work
and social lives,’’ the `Daily Express` quoted physiotherapist
Sammy Margo as saying.



PTI