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Acta médica Grupo Ángeles

versión impresa ISSN 1870-7203


DOMINGUEZ GASCA, Luis Gerardo; ALCOCER MALDONADO, José Luis  y  DOMINGUEZ CARRILLO, Luis Gerardo. Cervical myofascial syndrome caused by texting. Acta méd. Grupo Ángeles [online]. 2018, vol.16, n.2, pp.108-113. ISSN 1870-7203.


More people are now communicating using text over mobile telephone lines (CT), which has led to a worldwide epidemic of musculoskeletal manifestations due to inadequate body positions, especially of the cervical spine.


To describe the observations in 124 cases of cervicalgia caused by the use of CT.

Material and methods:

Patients with non-traumatic cervicalgia in whom different etiological possibilities were excluded.


124 patients with a mean age of 25 years and SD ± 11.5, range from 15 to 40; with predominance of the female gender, in 70% (n = 87), and ages between 15 and 25 years, in 75% of the cases (n = 93). The evolution time of the cervicalgia was an average of six months, with a variation of three to 12. The use/hours/day of CT was: 50% (n = 62) ≥ four hours, 25% (n = 31) three hours; 15.3% (n = 19) two hours, and 9.6% (n = 12) one hour. The correlation between age and CT time use showed that the younger the age, the longer the time of use.


The abuse of CTs has caused an epidemic of cervicalgia, forcing the physician to include these new data in the clinical history.

Palabras llave : Cervicalgia; myofascial syndrome; text communication on cell phone.

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