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Fact or Fiction: Cell phones giving people horns?

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 17:02:31-04

(KGTV) - Is cell phone use causing young people to grow horns on the back of their skulls?

That is unproven.

Research published this month claims people are developing horn-like spikes on the back of their skulls because they're tilting their heads forward while looking at phones or tablets.

But the New York Times points out the study lacked a control group.

Two surgeons also told the paper that bone spurs from leaning forward aren't nearly as big a deal as possible disc disease, neck misalignment, and permanent changes in posture.

This question was submitted to us by Alanna Cate from Sabre Springs.