Spondylosis is a disease occurring mostly after the age of 40 years, being caused by a degenerative process in the intervertebral disc. Is due to the biochemical changes caused by aging, and mechanical depreciation of the intervertebral discs and ligaments over time. Because of this spondylosis can not be prevented, but its risk may be low if they meet certain rules:
1. Maintaining a good posture
Refers to keep the spine straight, so that weight is correctly distributed and intervertebral discs and ligaments are not subjected to additional stress, leading to their early wearing. The correct posture have learned since childhood. We must concern to sit straight with shoulders pulled back, neck aligned with shoulders, when we stand up or when we are sitting in office chair. Vicious positions when we are in front of the computer, too heavy a bag carried by children on one shoulder resulting in spinal deformities, premature wear and increase the risk of intervertebral disc spondylosis.
2. Avoiding spine injuries
So major trauma and small but repeated trauma can lead to spondylosis. Micro traumatisms occur mainly to persons who perform heavy physical work (eg construction workers). These people should be careful not to make great efforts, very hard not to overburden column. Also, do not make sudden movements, to raise and maintaining that weight right back position.
3. Maintaining a normal body weight
Overweight or obese people are more likely to develop spondylosis because too much weight affects the spine joints. Extra weight puts more pressure on the joints, favoring their wear.
4. The practice of regular exercise
We know that sport is good for health, the sport help and reduce the risk of spondylosis. You must choose exercises that will strengthen the back muscles of the neck and to have a correct position of the back, so the intervertebral joints are not overstretched.
5. Give up smoking
Besides dozens of benefits that make quitting smoking, remove this dangerous vice positively influence the treatment of spondylosis.