8 Daily Habits That Can Make You Paralyzed

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The spinal cord is a very important part of our central nervous system. The overall system that controls and coördinates the activities of our bodies. Our brain is surrounded by the skull while our spinal cord is surrounded by rings of bone called vertebrae.
And both are covered by a protective membrane. Together the vertebrae membrane make up our spinal column or our backbones. The backbone which protects our spinal cord starts at the base of our skull and ends just above our hips.
The spinal cord is about 18 inches long and extends from the base of the brain, down the middle of the back to just below the last rib in the waist area.
The main job of the spinal cord is to be the communication system between the brain and the body. By carrying messages that allow us to move and feel sensation.
Our spinal nerve cells called neurons, which carry the messages to and from the spinal cord.
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These messages leave the spinal cord through openings in the vertebrae.

Spinal nerve roots divided off the spinal cord into pairs. One going to each side of our body. Each nerve has a specific job of movement and feeling.

They tell the muscles in your arms and fingers, legs, toes, chest and other parts of your body about when and how to move.

When a spinal cord injury occurs, sensation and movement may be interrupted resulting in a temporary or permanent loss of function and paralysis. Some sorts of physical accident can make spinal cord injured.

But not only accidents, our ways to do the day-to-day job can slowly lead our spinal cord to be seriously injured.

 So here, we sum up the eight everyday habits that damage your spine or even can make you paralyzed and ways to improve such daily habits to avoid spinal cord from getting seriously injured.

8) Washing Up

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 When washing up, we normally stand in a half bent position with our arms strained. Due to this reason, the intervertebral discs of the thoracic section quickly tired out.
Which leads to pains between the shoulder blades. So to avoid it, put a chair or a stool under your knee when you wash up. This habit will help lower the pressure.

7) Changing A Car Wheel

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Most of the times, the car owner has faced this challenge, that can give you a pain in the back for the rest of the day. Therefore don’t bend over to the wheel. Sit on the ground next to it instead. So that your eyes are on the same level as the car’s fender.
 Truth to be said, Where supermarkets make millions of dollars yearly by selling disposable bags, but never skimp on a second bag.
Some few cents will save your spine from extra pressure. Remember that heavy object should be lifted with your knees bent.
For most women, a heavy object is something weighing more than five pounds or two kilograms. For most men, more than 11 pounds or five kilograms. Also always remember that you should carry bags only with their weight evenly distributed in both hands.

5) Washing The Floor

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If not every day at least once a week we clean up our houses and brutally torture our spines. Strained legs and back, active arm movements, weightlifting …that even sounds dangerous. How to avoid it ??
Aha..It’s pretty easy. Don’t wash the floor with your hands and a floor cloth. Use a mop or a brush instead.

4) Lacing Up Your Shoes

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 Whatever you do in a bent posture make your intervertebral discs suffered. Under constant pressure, nutritional substances leave the spine and it flattens.
This results in pressing and jabbing pains in one area or another. A new supply of necessary elements is only refilled when our bodies feel comfortable for instance – in sleep.
It’s crucial that you monitor the sensations in your backs during the day and don’t put them to a strength test.
I recommend lacing your shoes when seated and with your leg pulled up. Don’t do it crouched on the floor or standing and bending over.

3) Carrying A Backpack

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Backpacks aren’t just popular with school students. We often Jam them full of stuff in a bid to use all the available space.
Heavyweight with an incorrect carrying has an adverse impact on your spine. Oh-oh, Backpacks have two straps for a reason.
Use both of them for an even distribution of the load. Also, give preference to backpacks with wide and soft straps. They offer better shock absorption and lower the pressure on your neck and spine.
 2) Taking Heavy Objects From Above
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 When you try to reach up for something, your spinal cord stretches. Observe the pictures above then imagine what happens to your spinal discs when all the weight of a suitcase even an empty one collapses on them.
At that moment it’s like throwing a brick on a balloon. Of course, the discs won’t burst, but the consequences can be nasty if you repeat that action regularly.
When you need to take something heavy from above you should use a chair to reduce the pressure to a minimum. Ideally, the weight should be at the level of your chest.

1) Brushing Your Teeth

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 When we stand the pressure on the spine is much higher than during a long walk. If you need to stand for long hours every day, you should find a way to lessen the harmful influence on your spine.

What’s the best solution when you brush your teeth is to lean on the wall or the sink with your free hand.

BTW, are you trying to give up any habits or adopt new healthy ones? How’s it going? Share your experience in the comments below.
 & Thanks for reading!
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