Being Sedentary can cause cervical spondylosis, lumbar spondylosis, shoulder pain, and other diseases. As early as 2003, the World Health Organization pointed out that more than 2 million people die every year due to sedentary. In the future, 70% of diseases will be caused by sitting too long. So sedentary is listed as one of the top ten disease-causing killers. The office has become the most common place for sedentary. Office health has become a topic of increasing concern.
Whether working overtime at the computer or playing games or reading novels for a long time, all will bring a huge drag on people’s cervical spine. Of course, sitting posture is also important.
Long-term low head and toil away at the desk is a major culprit to make cervical spine pressure. Studies have found that when people do not lower their heads, the neck only needs to bear the weight of the head, about 10 to 12 pounds, accounting for 7.7% of the body weight of an adult. The bigger the tilt angle of the neck is, the more pressure will come off.
Long-term incorrect sitting posture will make the cervicothoracic junction of the vertebral body misalignment, making the vertebral body activity abnormal. At the same time, soft tissue fattening, and hyperplasia also will reduce friction between the vertebrae when the cervical vertebrae activity. And it can protect the vertebrae, and also form a buffalo hump.
The buffalo hump not only affects aesthetics but also threatens health. Common clinical hazards include:
*It may cause widespread soreness and pain and regional numbness in the upper back because of nerve compression.
*Conditions such as radioactive arm numbness may occur due to compression of the arm nerve.
*Chest pain or pressure, nervousness, insomnia, arrhythmia, blood pressure problems, etc.
If there are persistent occurrences of neck pain, shoulder pain, or unilateral arm tingling, it is better to go to the hospital first.
Massage works much faster than pills and does not require any effort on your own. At the same time, you can get timely positive feedback from the doctor. The doctor will also remind me to pay attention to my daily sitting posture.
When the chair is too low, people will sit in a shrugging state. After sitting in this posture all day, people will have an ache in their shoulders and necks. So people should adjust the height of their office chairs so that when the arms are naturally placed, the shoulder can also be in a relaxed state.
At the same time, you can also observe whether the height of your computer is appropriate. The computer should be placed at a height flush with your line of sight.
Generally speaking, after sitting for 45-50 minutes, you need to stand for 10-15 minutes. Many large companies, such as Microsoft, Apple, etc. have set up standing desks and ergonomic chairs for their employees.
When you woke up in the morning with neck pain, it may be because your pillow was too high. The doctor also will suggest you change to a lower pillow.
stand up and move around every hour during working time
No matter what sitting posture, as long as the sedentary is hurt. You must get up every hour to move around. This is not only good for the health of the neck but also good for the health of the waist, and more conducive to the health of the whole body.
For sudden pain and tension, some people will use cupping therapy to help themselves in an emergency. Even though you take care of your cervical spine health on a daily basis, you still may feel discomfort occasionally after working in front of a computer for a long time. Cupping therapy is a convenient way to relieve neck pain.
Most physical problems are the result of the accumulation of daily bad habits. If you want to solve physical problems fundamentally, it is necessary to establish a new habit first. People should have a new body posture and new habits to keep them away from pain and discomfort.