. While the car gradually changes the way we travel and brings us convenience, more and more “car diseases” are also coming one after another, especially the driving habits are improper. The most serious waist problems are caused. According to our outpatient experience, the number of patients with low back pain caused by poor driving posture has increased year by year, and it is showing a trend of younger age. Then, what conditions and bad habits are likely to cause waist problems when driving?
Driving is not good:
Some drivers like to move the seats forward or backward as much as possible. posture. The seat is too far forward, the limbs and the waist muscles are in a state of constant tension. Prolonged in this position is prone to pain in the limbs and back muscles; while the seat is too late, it is easy to cause disc herniation, and the back muscles are elongated for a long time. State, easy to cause muscle fatigue damage. In fact, it is not difficult to master the correct driving posture. The seat surface should be slightly inclined backwards, and the back of the chair should be adjusted to be at an angle of 100-110 degrees with the seat surface. The simple method is to use the seat back headrest in the vertical sitting position. Adjusted to the distance between the occipital and 2-3 punches, and the front and rear adjustment of the seat should be related to the driver’s height and body type. Generally, the steering wheel is held by the upper limbs, and the elbow flexion is 50-60 degrees; the lower limbs naturally rest on the pedal. The natural flexion of the knee joint is about 60 degrees. As far as possible, the buttocks can be padded with a 2-3 inch thick lumbar pad at the waist, which not only maintains the normal physiological curvature of the lumbar lordosis, but also has a certain supporting effect on the waist.
The temperature of the driving air conditioner is too low:
The temperature is too low, so that the local blood vessels and muscles are in a contracted state, the local blood flow is reduced, the flow velocity is slowed down, and various inflammatory factors are locally deposited in the tissue. It is not easy to remove, leading to aseptic inflammation of soft tissues such as synovitis, ligamentitis, fasciitis, and painful symptoms. Especially at the time of seasonal change, the symptoms of low back pain are more likely to occur; at the same time, the skin pores shrink and the sweat is reduced. It is also not conducive to the discharge of harmful substances in the body. Therefore, when driving, don’t be tempted to cool the air conditioner temperature too low, properly open the window to ventilate or control the temperature inside and outside the car within 5 °C is more conducive to health. If you already have low back pain symptoms, you can take a hot waist treatment, while wearing a waist circumference when driving, support the lumbar support, and have a partial warmth.
When braking suddenly during driving, inertia and forward momentum will cause the driver’s body to rush forward, and the cervical and lumbar spine will flex forward forward. After that, it bounces back to the original position. In the long run, it is easy to form “swing injury”. At this time, the stable structure of the stable lumbar spine plays a role in limiting the relative movement of the lumbar intervertebral space. However, if the repeated braking is repeated frequently, the stable structure will eventually be fatigue-damaged. Causes lumbar muscle strain, fasciitis, and even lumbar disc herniation and lumbar spondylolisthesis. Therefore, develop a good driving habit, smooth driving can not only improve driving safety, but also effectively reduce the load on the waist. Of course, in view of the relatively small internal space of the private car and the high tension of the body and spirit during driving, it is recommended that the continuous driving should not exceed two hours, and should be rested for 10 minutes every hour.