People who hunch over their phones to text, tweet, and send emails could suffer from back and neck pain. Bending the head at a 60 degree angle to look at a phone can put an extra 60 pounds of pressure on the cervical spine. Doctors say the extra wear and tear could lead to a person needing surgery. A 45 degree tilt adds 49 pounds of pressure. A 30 degree tilt equals 40 pounds and 15 degrees adds 27 pounds.
A trick to promote good posture is to put a sign at eye level in front of your desk reminding yourself to gently squeeze your shoulders together and not to slump when you are sitting.