Causes of Cervical Spondylitis
Stiffness in muscles of the cervical region for prolonged period, cause a kinking of the cervical spine to the front.
1. Text Neck – Using of Smart phones for long hours.
2. Bad sitting posture or working for long on Computer.
3. Lacks of exercise of the cervical region are the key factors which are responsible in a majority of the patients.
4. Lying in bed with several pillows propping up the , neck into an unnatural position can affect the alignment of the cervical column, causing a forward inclination.
5. Having a job that requires heavy weight lifting or a lot of bending and twisting.
6. Past neck injury (often several years before)
Causes of Cervical Spondylosis:-
It develops as a result of the wear and tear of the cartilage and bones of spine. While it is largely due to age, it can be caused by other factors as well.
Activities of daily living- The essential functional activities, those have to be done independently from morning to evening
Stressful job pattern- Has to perform repeated work for more than 8 hours
Smoking- Cigarette smoking and takes betel leaf, zorda and gul
Posture- The pattern of sitting, standing status Anatomical Texture- Neutral natural body position
Sex- Cervical spondylosis may affect males earlier than females, but this is not true in all studied populations.
Text Neck-the next epidemic
With the advancement of technology, many lifestyle problem are arising .”Text neck” is one of them. “Text Neck” is the general and epidemic problem of this technology era. Text neck is the problem of looking down at your phone for long period of time completely mindless of your poor posture presentation.
However, we cannot realize that simply looking down at our phones leads to headache, cervical spondylitis, respiration inefficiencies and even jaw pain. Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear tear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae). It is a common cause of chronic neck pain .
Main body part that is affected due to text neck is spine. Infact, approximately 50% of the population suffers from cervical spondylitis or headache . 70% of patient who present with headache also demonstrate cervical dysfunction. Various spondylitis symptoms appear due to wrong posture like pain in shoulder, neck and pain along the arm.
With the advancement of technology, everything is becoming easy. We are globally connected via small device that fit in our pockets. Apps replaces personal assistant and reach and we walk around with heap of songs in our pocket. And yet as phones get smarter, our posture gets weaker. The biological sustainability of human being is declining at the speed of tech savvy era.
Posture correction of the cervical spine is indicated as treatment method of text neck, cervical spondylitis and headache. The correction of head posture can transform the quality of healthy life of patients who present with Text Neck. This is a matter of high concern that requires complex attention.