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Mobile,gadgets hurting Spine, Here is the solution

Spine problems can be treated with simple lifestyle modification such as good, nutritious food, moderate exercise and reducing sitting time

The most common problem seen in young people are related to cervical spine and backbone – slipdiscs, repetitive stress injuries, sore back, and injuriesto the ligament.

Gadget savvy Indians are hurting their spines. Prolonged and abnormal exposure to screens makes them susceptible to sprains in the ligaments that bind the vertebra, resulting in muscles becoming sore and increases chances of problems in the disc.

Dr Ashutosh Jha  of Columbia Asia Hospital says  cervical spine and backbone  are the common problems being faced by  the Indian youth these days.These problems also result in slip discs, repetitive stress injuries, sore back, and injuries to the ligament. The worst hit are the young professionals between the age group of 20 to 40 years who sit in their office for long hours which results in repetitive stress injuries, also known as overuse syndrome.

“Most of the people  work on computer or laptops, sit for long meetings, and are active on social media available on their mobiles. Once home, they use gadgets to read books and fall asleep while reading. Such prolonged and abnormal exposure to screens puts unnecessary stress on the spine and makes them susceptible to sprains in the ligaments that bind the vertebra, resulting in muscles becoming sore and increases chances of problems in the disc,” says  Dr Ashutosh Jha   

According to Dr Ashutosh Jha the  spine of a human being is originally designed to support movement and when used, spine remains healthy. The spine related problems are  due to inactivity of the spine and excessive dependence on and use of gadgets.

“The most common problem seen in young people are related to cervical spine and backbone – slipdiscs, repetitive stress injuries, sore back, and injuriesto the ligament. ,” says  Dr Ashutosh Jha

Simple lifestyle modification is the solution :

The most important step is to identify the problem on time which lowers the need of medical or surgical intervention . 

Spine problems can be treated with simple lifestyle modification such as good, nutritious food, moderate exercise and reducing sitting time .

Leave your seat after every 30 minute and take a short walk . This will not only relieve stress but will also relax the muscles and increase blooc circulation.

Using a small screen also stresses eyes .Try to use a desktop or laptop insttead of a mobile phone if you are typing an email or watching video

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