Is text neck a thing?

I am watchingHenry Danger and one of the characters received something that is known as “Text Neck.” The question is did the writers make it up or is it a real medical issue?

Is Text Neck a real medical issue?
Yes it is
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds. That’s the burden that comes with staring at a smartphone – the way millions do for hours every day, according toresearch published by Kenneth Hansraj in the National Library of Medicine. The study will appear next month in Surgical Technology International. Over time, researchers say, this poor posture, sometimes called”text neck,” can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and even surgery. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/11/20/tex t-neck-is-becoming-an-epidemic-and-could-wreck-your-spine/[/expla nation]
no it is not a thing]

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