It's no question smartphones have transformed the way we live--how we communicate, work, and even date.

But have you ever thought they could be changing our bodies too?

That's exactly what new research is suggesting.

Kids and adults alike are spending more and more time every day with their heads down and eyes on their phones.

"Between Facebook, family, text messaging, work-related [things], everybody's always on their phones. It's kind of hard not to be," said Jonathan Roa of Alburtis.

But now research is suggesting all that phone time is actually re-shaping our bodies.

"You're holding your head and neck forward. Something has to hold the head and eventually you're asking the body to adapt to a new position," said Dr. Louis Sportelli, a practicing chiropractor in Palmerton.

An Australian study indicating some young people are developing a horn-like bone spur at the base of their skull, caused by that constant head tilt.

"Probably. I probably have one," said Austin Wagner of Lehighton.

"It's a bony callus as a result of additional strain on something the body's responding to," said Dr. Sportelli.

For doctors, these "horns" are a warning sign of more serious problems they say are stemming from overuse of phones and other technology.

"Additional headaches, optometrists are seeing eye issues, but we're [also] seeing postural issues," added Dr. Sportelli.

Issues that are actually accelerating the degeneration of our bodies.

"We're going to start to see arthritis of the neck, spine and thumbs at a very early age...mid-twenties and thirties that we never saw until the mid-fifties and sixties and seventies," said Dr. Sportelli.

And while some young people tell us the long-term effects of their phone use is startling.

"If you're telling me there's something going on with the spine right now, it's common sense. You should stop using it as much as you often do," said Roa.

Others admit it won't make them cut back.

"I'll definitely probably have that in the back of my mind now but I'll probably still use it anyway just cause it's convenient, it 's there and who doesn't use it?" said Gunnar Rehrig of Jim Thorpe.