Medical experts at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, LUTH, on Wednesday said most cases of spine and joint pains are due to postural challenges even as they raised the alarm over the increasing number of younger persons coming down with health conditions associated with postural problems.
The experts who called for more awareness on the benefits of maintaining good postures always said most health challenges including spine, cervical and low back pain among others are associated with postural.
Speaking during a lecture tagged: “Postural Challenges and Barriers to Productive Active Service Life” to mark LUTH’s 60th Anniversary, the Chairman of, the Medical Advisory Committee,
Prof Wasiu Adeyemo urged Nigerians and health workers to take charge of their posture while walking, working, sitting, and lying down. He said there is a need for all individuals to be fit in order to be productive at work and at home.
Adeyemo lamented that many Nigerians are ignorant of the need for good postures and their many benefits and implications when not observed.
In their presentation, the duo of Dr Rotimi Kareem and Chzoba Igwe from LUTH’s Physiotherapy Department urged Nigerians to be intentional about how they position themselves while performing a task both at work and at home as there are an increasing number of people coming down with problems around the spine, lumber joints etc.
They explained that good posture is how individuals stabilise their body against gravity while lying, sitting, kneeling and standing relative to the immediate environment.