Correct Posture, Protect Spine, Embrace Health, The 2nd C: The Thoracic Spine

7th July, 2017
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Sit Up Right to Thaw That Frozen Shoulder

According to Sing Health statistics show that 7 out of 10 working adults in Singapore suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The body parts with the highest report of pain are the neck (46%), shoulder (42%) and low back (42%).

 

What is the Thoracic Spine?

The thoracic spine is located after the cervical spine. It provides a structure to support the ribcage and the scapulae or shoulder blades. The thoracic spine is made up of 12 vertebrae curving outward forming a backward “C-shape”. It plays an important role in holding the body upright and protecting the vital organs in the chest, such as heart, lungs and liver.

 

Improper Posture Freeze Shoulder Movement

Improper posture like slouching and forward leaning tightens the muscles, causes strain and slows down muscle movement. The ability to move the arm in all directions, especially with lifting up, reaching behind your back and/ or head becomes difficult. Tightened muscles will lead to compression of blood vessels within, reducing blood circulation in our upper limbs. This would result in symptoms such as cold fingers, hands or arms, numbness or tingling in fingers, weakness of arm or neck, and arm pain and swelling possibly due to blood clots.

 

Right Support for the Spine

It can be hard to remain seated in the right posture for long. OWELL AirTherapy Back Support Cushion helps to support our spine at the right spot, lengthening our spine and straightening our posture, allowing you to sit for long hours.

 

Benefits of the AirTherapy Back Support Cushion include:

  • Providing support to the thoracic spine and lower back
  • Correcting and training good posture
  • Shaping the rump
  • Balancing the pelvis
  • Relieving strain and pressure on shoulders, back and hip

 

Good Circulation for Good Health

A smooth blood circulation delivers nutrients and oxygen to body cells and removes carbon dioxide and waste from the body. This prevents musculoskeletal disorders and supports the proper functioning of our organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidney and spleen.

 

 

 

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