No other section of the spinal column is capable of such extreme rotation and inclination as the cervical spine. But the neck's great mobility means a higher degree of strain, and with it, increased wear and tear.
As people spend more time hunched over while they look at phones, tablets and laptops there has been a rise in neck and upper back pain. Trends in New Zealand parallel those in other countries.
Fatigue plagues most primary school teachers in Germany, according to a new study. Despite high individual motivation, many also say they endure persistent back pain and high levels of classroom noise.
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