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Are cell phones causing you to grow horns? Study suggests bone spurs on skull caused by phone use

Posted: 1:42 PM, Jun 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-28 13:42:21-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Are people growing horns? That's what a new study suggests.

We aren't talking the one on the top of your head, but instead on the back of your neck. And constantly using your phone may be the reason why.

Natural Research Journal found bone growths on almost half of the hundreds of x-rays of adults aged 18 to 30.

If you are on your phone, or sitting at your desk on a computer and worried about this -- or 'tech neck' -- happening to you, we talked to a physical therapist from Lee Health on what you can do to feel better.

"I always tell them to sit at the edge of their seat, make sure your feet are flat on the ground, and if you are using a cell phone, bring your cell phone up, use your eyes, not your neck to look down at it, and that will usually help with that discomfort," says Janice Smeeigh.

The catch with this study is that some experts say your phone may not be solely to blame.

But there are concerns these bone spurs could be passed on to the next generation.