As we get older, it becomes more and more common for our bodies to suffer from aches and pains. While some of it is caused by past injuries or underlying diseases, an increasingly common cause can be found in having bad posture and conducting repetitive motions. Decades ago, the notion of ergonomics was relatively unheard of until people started experiencing pain in their backs, wrists, hands and neck from desk work. We now know that posture issues and carpal tunnel syndrome can be as debilitating as any other conventional workplace injury.
As technology and society continues to change, people are starting to experience a new form of posture injury. 14-year-old Sarah Atchison is just one case in what is becoming an increasing trend.
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