All iPads Within 3 months guy got herniated disk from using his iPad

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Watch how you use your iPad. Sitting or laying down in the wrong position could be very very painful. This is from today's local newspaper here in Taiwan "The Apple Daily News"
     

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  2. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Is that like "The Onion" here in the US?
     
  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is a very famous newspaper in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Probably the most read newspaper in both Taiwan and Hong Kong. Just a reminder not to sit or lay down in wrong position for too long of a period of time using your iPad as it could literally damage your spine and lead to a herniated disk.
     
  4. technopimp macrumors 6502a

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    Or, more accurately, "don't sit or lay down in an awkward position for extended periods of time as this person did while using his iPad".

    It had nothing to do with the iPad (if it was even a real story).

    Of course, he'll probably try to sue Apple now. :rolleyes:
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    It's more like an anti-government (not a bad thing) tabloid (this is the bad part) ;-)
     
  6. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then they will make laws requiring the manufacturer to put warning labels on the outside package (like on cigarettes) warning end users that prolonged use in an awkward position could be dangerous to your health lol.. ;) Some will call it funny,some stupid and others great depending on how you look at it or use it.
     
  7. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Like:

    Caution! Your cup of hot coffee is actually hot!

    Caution! The pack of peanuts that you're buying actually contains peanuts!
     
  8. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    That poor guy shouldn't be lying in the same position for 3 months like that. :D
     
  9. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He loves his new iPad:p;)
     
  10. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    what is the proper postion to be in if you plan to use Ipad for 2-3 hours straight.
     
  11. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In Thailand in a Thai massage chair :p :)
     
  12. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    funny much!!!
     
  13. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Get up & move every 40 minutes. Ignore this widely popular suggestion from the healthcare community & you will pay the price. Your health is far too important to neglect.
     
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  15. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    I actually work in the spine field and will say this is a real problem....back in the days, you didnt have people who always looked down whether its to a phone or an ipad.....I have 4 level disc disease and im sure its due to #1 sports as a child....and #2 smartphones and ipads.....

    my kids can use their iPods on the weekends, but not looking down, only laying down on their stomach looking up.....if your young enough, this will be a real problem later on in life......be careful...
     
  16. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

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    How is using an iPad different than reading a book? Both require your head being lowered and look at the millions of children in school who have books laying on their desks. They have to look down to read.
     
  17. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, but are you joking? You don't let your children look down at their iPods, only look up?

    What about when they go to school and look down at their books? Or when they eat their dinner and look down at it. Sorry, but that's extreme parenting.
     
  18. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously im not doing this to the extreme, but yes, if he is watching a movie or something, which is one of the main functions of his iPod, then I dont let him strain his neck for 2 hours straight...he doesnt look down at a book for 2 hours straight. This is not extreme, its being responsible, especially knowing what I know

    Lean forward and eventually this happens.
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    And this is most people:
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    Sure, that sounds funny, but Snapple Apple Juice Drink doesn't contain any apple juice and Grape Nuts doesn't contain any grapes or nuts!
     
  21. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is a very famous and well known spine surgeon here in Taipei, Taiwan. He spends most of his time looking down at people's spines and looking down doing surgery and now he himself has major spine problems. Poor guy :(
     
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