Leading Australian chiropractor Dr. James Carter has warned of an increase in "text neck" from children as young as seven due to hours spent looking at smartphones and tablets.
"Instead of a normal forward curve, patients can be seen to have a backwards curve," Dr. Carter told the Daily Mail Australia.
"It can be degenerative, often causing head, neck, shoulder and back pain.
"Many patients come in complaining they have a headache, but we actually find text neck is the cause of it. They often fail a simple heel-to-toe test and tend to fall over."