Zhongxin Wanghai, September 9 (Reporter Chen Jing) The spine, which is known as the "second lifeline," is an important part of the human body. Zhu Yuefeng, deputy chief physician of the Department of Orthopedics of East China Hospital, told reporters on the 16th that in recent years, more and more spinal degeneration is not due to natural aging, but due to some improper living and working methods, as well as some inadvertent movements, which invisibly hurt the spine, resulting in a significant increase in the incidence of spinal diseases. He pointed out that the spine needs rest, care and conditioning.

Zhu Yuefeng introduced that there are many causes of spinal diseases, and poor daily behavior posture and sleep posture bear the brunt. Poor posture in daily behaviors includes looking down at mobile phones for a long time, carrying a shoulder bag, kneeling legs, Ge You lying down, carrying heavy objects in one hand, etc.; Poor sleeping posture is manifested as sleeping on one side, lying on the prone side, twisting the waist, pillow too high or too low, etc.

Zhu Yuefeng, deputy chief physician of the Department of Orthopedics of East China Hospital, shared scientific knowledge of spine health with the public. (Photo courtesy of Shanghai Health Promotion Center)

September is "National Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month", and this year's theme is "Three Minus Three Health Start with Me". The reporter learned that at the special event of the Shanghai Health Lecture Hall of the "Healthy Life National Action" 9 National Healthy Lifestyle Month, Zhu Yuefeng said that the spine is the central axis of the human body, and correct posture can reduce the pressure on the spine. Zhu Yuefeng introduced that the sitting posture can adopt a relaxed upright sitting posture, that is, leaning the hips to the back of the seat, so that the back of the chair can support the lumbar spine, look ahead, and do not lower your head. If you need to use a computer, try to raise the computer screen as high as possible so that your eyes are parallel to the screen. The armrests can be adjusted to the height of the forearm parallel to the floor, and the height of the chair to the height of the thighs parallel to the ground. Remember, do not kneel your legs, as this can cause the pelvic bones to tilt; Do not leave a triangular vacated area between the buttocks and the back of the chair, which will allow the unsupported waist to strain the ligament muscles hard to prevent falling.

"To practice a good standing posture, you can first try to stand against the wall, keep the back of the head, hips, calves, heels are attached to the wall, shoulders are against the wall and keep horizontal, waist and wall distance of 1~1.5 palms." Zhu Yuefeng introduced, "To maintain a good sleeping posture, you must first choose the right bedding; Using pillows with moderate height, uniform filling, and the physiological curvature of the cervical spine can not only improve sleep quality, but also prevent back pain and scoliosis caused by incorrect sleeping posture. In addition, it is recommended to choose a mattress with moderate firmness and softness instead of a hard bed. (End)