"Backaches and spinal problems have never been uncommon, but when every fifth patient visiting a specialist to consult remedies for spinal issues is a young office goer in 30s then it's a matter of concern," he said.
Earlier, surveys had also found that 50 percent of Indian children and teenagers are prone to spinal problems due to the high use of mobilephones. According to doctors the problem may lead to permanent damage to their cervical spines that could lead to lifelong pain.
Agreed Sunil Mittal, a reputed psychiatrist and director of Cosmos Institute of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, who said: "Apart from the physical stress that hurts the spine, the mental stress and anxiety as a part of today's lifestyle further leads to increased incidence of backaches, neck aches and shoulder pains."
"Besides these, osteoporosis, malignancy, inflammatory diseases (arthritis), other metabolic bone diseases, and hematological diseases are some other issues that lead to spinal problems," said Mittal.