Pay attention to these suggestions for the health of your spine!

Pay attention to these recommendations for the health of your spine.
Pay attention to these recommendations for the health of your spine.
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Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras made recommendations for the protection of spinal health in a statement she made on the occasion of the 16 October World Spine Health Day.

Stating that some habits such as sitting in front of the computer for a long time and constantly looking at the mobile phone have negative effects on the health of the spine, experts draw attention to the fact that the complaints of neck and back pain are very common, especially in desk workers. Experts warned that posture and sitting disorders, which are common in young people, also prepare the ground for spinal problems. According to experts, exercises aimed at strengthening the spine muscles and posture should be done regularly, these devices should be raised to eye level while looking at the mobile phone and computer, and the neck and back should be kept upright.

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras made recommendations for the protection of spinal health in a statement she made on the occasion of the 16 October World Spine Health Day.

The spine has many important functions.

Stating that the human spine is a structure that starts from the neck and extends to the coccyx and consists of 33 bones called vertebrae, Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras said, “Inside the spine is the spinal cord, which is a very important part of the nervous system. Nerves run from the spinal cord to the arms, legs, and trunk. We can also say that it has a very important role in functions such as urine and stool control.” said.

The neck and lumbar region are very prone to damage.

Stating that the spine consists of 4 parts as neck, back, waist and coccyx, Özaras said, “Especially the neck and waist region are always in motion in many activities such as bending, standing, turning in our daily life. Therefore, it is very prone to wear and damage. Some habits such as sitting in front of the computer for a long time and constantly looking at the mobile phone have negative effects on the health of the spine. Neck and low back pain complaints are very common especially in desk workers. Posture and sitting disorders, which are common in young people, also pave the way for spinal problems.” he said.

Exercise to strengthen the spine muscles

Assoc. Dr. Nihal Özaras, 'The main carrier structure of our body, our spine remains healthy, it is very important to maintain our quality of life.' He said and listed the things to be considered for spinal health as follows:

Try to maintain the correct posture while sitting and standing,

Exercises to strengthen the spine muscles and posture should be done regularly,

While standing and sitting, the position should be changed frequently, the same points should be prevented from being forced, while turning, it should be turned from the feet, not from the waist and neck,

Cell phone should be raised to eye level

While looking at the mobile phone and computer, these devices should be raised to eye level, the neck and back should be kept upright,

When carrying grocery bags and similar items, the weight should be divided equally between the two hands,

When taking a load from the ground, the knees should be bent and the load should be kept close to the body,

The chair and table used in desk work should be arranged in accordance with ergonomics,

Workbenches and similar work areas for standing workers should be planned according to the height of the person and their inclined work should be prevented.

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