We’re getting more hunchback. We can not straighten out. We are sitting too far in the chair and not moving. We get hard to the doctor and the physical therapist. In addition, there are other causes of spinal problems. Find out why posture defects occur and how they can be corrected.
Posture defects can be analyzed in two main categories: posture defects or acquired posture defects. Among the medical posture defects can be listed neuromuscular diseases, scoliosis (spine curvatures), lower limbs with different lengths, deformations of the extremities (morphological defects). Among the acquired posture defects can be listed defects resulting from a trauma or an accident, and especially the posture defects that occur in people who have long been in the office in the wrong position.
Why posture defects occur and how they can be corrected. What the doctor says
Defects of medical posture can be classified into two categories: congenital (from birth) and later acquired. Congenital postural defects occur at birth and develop as old age progresses. There are also cases where posture defects occur during development, although the child was normal at birth. One of the significant examples of these defects is the carriage of a heavy-duty backpack or the wrong carrier at the age of childhood, “explains Professor Sami Sokucu, orthopedic doctor.
What are the posture defects that most affect office workers and how we can prevent them
People who work a lot in the office have posture defects, headaches, back and middle pain because of a bad sitting position. For people who work long in the office, it is important that they stay in a correct position. This is the position at which an angle of 90 degrees is formed between the back, legs and knees. In this position, the neck will never be very tilted to the front or back. The height and breadth of the table will be appropriate for the person working on it. When working at a computer in the office, it is recommended that the computer screen be at the eye level. If possible, put a box under your feet. It will prevent pain in sitting position and thus posture defects, “says Sami Sokucu, orthopedic surgeon.
What exercises are recommended for posture defects?
Generally, exercises done regularly and correctly are recommended. They have good effects on posture defects that do not require medical treatment. It is believed that correct exercises for posture defects will have a good effect.
For example, when Pilates exercises are performed correctly with an instructor, they have good effects in preventing and correcting acquired posture defects. In particular, Pilates exercises for back and middle muscles have a good effect in ensuring a correct posture, “explains the Turkish doctor.
What are standing, standing and sitting positions?
Ideal standing position: The head is in a perpendicular position without bending forward or backward. The ears are at the shoulder. The shoulders are in the perpendicular position, the back and neck are not bent. The arms are beside the body. The distance between the legs is equal to the width of the shoulders.
Ideal seat position: The shoulders are in a perpendicular position. The angle between the back, leg and knee is 90 degrees. The neck is never bent forward or backward. To reduce the curvature of the middle, it is good to put a box under your feet.
Ideal lying position: The ideal lying position is to sit sideways with your knees on the chest (fetal position) in a bed that supports the back and the middle. Lying on the chest or back can result in muscle pain.
What kind of illnesses are caused by posture defects?
A defect in the joints that take over the body weight can alter the biomechanics of other joints. This can cause injuries to other joints. Often, posture defects can cause joint and hip, knee and ankle joints (calcium deposits, cartilage disorders, etc.), “Professor Sami Sokucu concludes.