Tech Ailments in America

Technology Continues to Rack Our Bodies. What are We Suffering From, and How Do We Describe it?

To better understand the tech-induced ailments so many Americans struggle with, we conducted an extensive analysis of Google search trends and traditional media to identify how people talk about their conditions and how they search for relief.

It’s no secret we spend extraordinary amounts of time with our devices. The toll this takes on our bodies manifests in two primary ways—poor posture and repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). While these woes extend far beyond the tech-obsessed, affecting everyone from machinists to musicians to gardeners, our analysis aimed strictly at tech-induced ailments.

The Big Five

According to recent Google search trends, these are the five things bothering us the most:

 

State-Level Suffering

Is tech taking the same toll on people in different parts of the country? In your state, where does it hurt most? While most states follow national trends with regard to search, outliers still lurk. Below are the ailments we found to be unusually popular in each state.

 

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic

Johns Hopkins Medicine

WebMD

OrthInfo

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