The cervical vertebra is becoming a dead point for the Chinese.

/June 2022

the most urgent health problem for contemporary young people is not irregular diet, eating too much junk food, nor staying up late for a long time, but cervical spondylosis!


one night a few days ago, Fan Shu was coding in front of the computer. after working at his desk for three hours, he suddenly felt a sense of nausea, followed by dizziness and extremely uncomfortable neck.

the next day I went to the hospital for examination and found that cervical spondylosis had already been quietly found.

when I think about it later, I often pinch my neck at work, and sometimes even turn my head a little bit, I feel uncomfortable. I thought it was a pillow, but I thought it would be all right in a few days. In fact, it was the cervical vertebra protesting.

in the impression of most people, cervical spondylosis is the monopoly of the elderly, but as long as we pay attention to our side:

the people in their fifties and sixties are painfully unable to move while hanging around their necks;

the middle-aged people in their thirties and forties bear all kinds of torments of work and life, while going to massage, acupuncture and massage frequently.

A young man in his twenties, saying that he is uncomfortable and uncomfortable, can still look down at his mobile phone, look closely at the computer, take a nap on his stomach, and Ge You lies on the sofa.

according to statistics, there are about 200 million patients with cervical spondylosis in China. the incidence of cervical spondylosis increases year by year, but the age of high incidence decreases year by year, from 55 years old in 1980 to 39 years old in 2020.

with this rate of development, the high incidence age of cervical spondylosis may not be as high as 20 + by 2040.

We can no longer deny that the cervical vertebra is becoming a dead point for the Chinese.


the younger age of cervical spondylosis has become a trend, and the main culprit is electronic equipment.

according to the survey, Chinese people spend an average of more than three hours a day on their mobile phones and more than four hours on their computers, that is to say, they keep their heads down or lean forward for a full seven hours. The pressure on the spine is unimaginable.

normal cervical vertebrae should have a curved curve forward, but when your cervical vertebrae are subjected to multiple long-term compression, they will become straight, reverse flexion, and S-shaped.

A little bit different, it looks inconspicuous, but the threat is quite big!

figure 1 shows the curvature of the normal cervical vertebra

imagine that a person's head weighs about 5 kilograms. When you look down at an electronic device such as a mobile phone, it is usually 60 °with the back, due to gravity and leverage. Neck muscles have to bear a weight of more than 27 kilograms.

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that is to say, when you are bowing your head to play with your phone, there is a 7-year-old bouncing hard around your neck.

Cervical spondylosis ranks second in the latest "Top Ten stubborn Diseases in the World" released by the World Health Organization.

Cervical spondylosis, which many people disapprove of, can cause at least 70 diseases of the whole body in medicine, and serious ones may even face the risk of paralysis.

sometimes you suddenly feel dizzy and you think it's just hypoglycemia; sometimes your arms go numb and you think it's just a posture that hasn't moved for a long time; sometimes you don't sleep well and you think you just drink too much coffee and milk tea during the day.

in fact, these are all warnings issued by the cervical vertebra to you.

once you find any discomfort in the cervical spine, don't be careless.

the following is the method of self-examination of cervical vertebra:

1 check the range of motion of cervical vertebra

rotate the head slowly in all directions to see if there is pain in the neck;

whether you feel limited when nodding, looking up and turning your head.

2 check the uncomfortable position

bow your head slightly, start from the most prominent seventh cervical vertebra, and gently press the cervical vertebra and its left and right sides with your hand. When there is pain, or accompanied by dizziness, nausea and other feelings, it shows that there is a problem with the cervical vertebra.


in fact, there are countless examples of suffering from cervical spondylosis in the reported news alone.

even some children's lives have not officially begun, but the curvature of the cervical vertebra has become straight due to playing with mobile phones for a long time.

many people hear about cervical spondylosis and think it's no big deal. It's not like cancer, it's killing people, it's not like an infectious disease, it's not like lungs.

but it can torture you for a long time, just like chronic poison. If you don't pay attention to it, you will only feel more and more pain year by year.

neck stiffness, pain and discomfort, fatigue, dizziness and headache, limb numbness, nausea and vomiting, increased ligament hyperplasia, calcification, hyperosteogeny, risk of cervical disc herniation and so on are all "gifts" from cervical spondylosis.

it will affect your work, study, family, life, mood and other aspects.

and this is often caused by all kinds of bad habits.

in addition to looking down at your phone, check what inadvertent bad habits you have:

1 take a closer look at the computer

many white-collar workers either hunchback or lean their heads toward the computer screen. These two positions do not hurt the lumbar vertebrae, but also do more harm to the eyes.

the correct sitting position is to keep the neck upright in the upper body so that the head is supported. The shoulders droop naturally, the upper arms are close to the body, and the elbows bend 90 degrees. When operating the keyboard, try to keep the wrist in a horizontal position and keep the middle line of the palm and the midline of the forearm straight.

the waist of the lower body is straight, the knees are naturally bent 90 degrees, and the sitting position of landing feet is maintained.

2 take a nap on the table

sleep on the table, our heads are usually bent forward and then sleep with our arms on.

at this time, the curvature of our cervical vertebra is opposite to the normal physiological curvature, and keeping this posture for a long time will affect the physiological curvature of the cervical vertebra.Degree, make the physiological curvature of the cervical vertebra straight, and also make the muscles of the neck and shoulder become stiff.

over time, cervical spondylosis will be formed.

even if they want to take a nap, office workers should not sleep on their stomach. They can take a nap with their head back in a chair, or buy a recliner and put it in the office.

3 Ge You is lying on the sofa watching TV

the muscles and ligaments at the back of our neck are important forces to maintain the normal function of the neck.

when Ge You lies down, the muscles and ligaments relax (this position is comfortable, of course), but the weight of the human skull is not reduced, and this part of the weight is transferred to the cervical vertebra.

that is to say, the small cervical vertebra has to take over the work of muscles and ligaments when it does its own job.

for people who are not good at their cervical vertebrae, it is easy to fail to support, appear cervical intervertebral disc herniation, and even threaten the health of the spine.

4 like 360 °neck rotation

turn your neck if the cervical vertebra is uncomfortable, don't you? In fact, the more there is a problem with the cervical vertebra, the more can not blindly take the neck to turn around, or even cluck.

it may be comfortable for a while, but it is easy to cause cervical instability, which will aggravate your proliferation for a long time.

5 use the wrong pillow and sleep in the wrong position

pillows are not used for pillows! It's used to support the neck.

how many people use the wrong pillow, complain about not sleeping well every day, and wake up with dizziness, sore shoulder and back, and neck pain.

in fact, choosing a suitable pillow is very important, it is directly related to the quality of your sleep and the comfort of your cervical spine.

first of all, choose some wide pillows and keep the edges of the pillows close to your shoulders and backs to make sure that the head and cervical vertebrae are supported by the pillows at the same time.

secondly, when using pillows, try to take the supine position, that is, the face-up position.

finally, when adjusting the pillow, keep the pillow at an appropriate height, or at least the thickness of the pillow is as wide as one of your own fists.

be careful not to choose pillows that are too soft in case your head feels suspended.


cervical spondylosis is not a serious disease, but the more procrastinating the threat is, the more inconsiderate it is, the more it will torture you in the near future.

whether you have signs of cervical vertebra problems or not, prevention should be done as soon as possible.

this set of cervical vertebra exercises, it is recommended to set aside 10 minutes every day to do it.

the world of adults is not easy, but the biggest difficulty is physical discomfort. Once you have a little illness, it adds several obstacles to life.

We can't beat, scold, and have no one to help, so we have no choice but to fight it ourselves.

so, only when you are healthy and painless can you talk about the ideal of life, money, fame and fortune, and think about the future.

I hope that everyone, from this moment on, every minute and every second of old age, will put health first in life.