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Musculoskeletal problems caused by working overtime on smartphones

Published on 19/06/2012

People are risking their health by working overtime on smartphones, tablets and laptops.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy carried out an online survey of 2,010 office workers. It found that nearly two-thirds continued working outside office hours.

On average, people were topping up their working day with more than two hours of extra screen time. The main reason was having too much work and easing pressure during the day.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy warned that poor posture using smartphones, tablets and laptops could lead to back and neck pain. The chairwoman of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Dr Helena Johnson, said:

"While doing a bit of extra work at home may seem like a good short-term fix, if it becomes a regular part of your evening routine then it can lead to problems such as back and neck pain, as well as stress-related illness.”

"This is especially the case if you're using hand-held devices and not thinking about your posture. Talk to your employer if you are feeling under pressure."

According to recent research from Nuffield Health, 51 per cent of workers have suffered from back pain in the last 12 months, with one in five needing time off work as a result.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics confirm that musculoskeletal problems accounted for 34.4 million lost working days in 2011, more than any other illness.

These figures highlight the need for income protection insurance. Income protection insurance is designed to replace your income if you cannot work through illnesses like musculoskeletal problems.

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