Excessive Screen Time Linked to Spinal Pain in Kids

Using data from the Danish National Birth Cohort concerning 45,555 pre-adolescents, researchers report that kids who spend six or more hours per day using electronic devices are two times more likely to experience severe spinal pain than their more active peers. The findings suggest that reducing screen time and increasing physical activity levels in children may protect them from spinal pain during childhood. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 2021