Is this virtual gamer's injury related to 1930's Aussie clay-shovellers?
Sure, virtual reality headsets are all fun and games until someone fractures their spine.
But while video games — especially the interactive kind — can be challenging, are they really as backbreaking as, say, shovelling clay?
German doctors thought so when a 31-year-old man presented to them with pain and swelling in the lower cervical spine after playing a video game while wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset.
The patient had no pre-existing comorbidities or history of regular medication use or drug abuse.