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Cell Phone Users Give Whole New Meaning to the Word “Bonehead”

If you spend too many hours a day using a cell phone, you’re in for a delightful surprise: you’re going to grow an external occipital protuberance. Say what? In easy words, it’s a bone growth found at the lower back of the skull, just above the neck. No way, you say, as you reach up to check the base of your skull, could I have something like that just growing out of my head. Yes way, it’s pure biomechanics.  Say what? Biomechanics is a fancy word for the study of how muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments work together to create movement. External occipital protuberance, biomechanics, are you still with me? If so, picture a person using a cell phone. Or look over yonder at the photo I added.     Notice the tilted head. That’s the problem. People aren’t designed to spend hours with their heads like that.  Remember when you were born and you couldn’t even lift your head because it was So. Darn. Heavy? Well, it didn’t get lighter, your muscl