Tieu Kun (China) is 21 years old this year, has just graduated from college and is working as a programmer for a well-known company. He shared, this has been a dream career since he was a child, growing up to study and work in the right industry, so he is very happy, every day at work feels very happy.
However, despite good remuneration and high salary, the work is very busy and stressful. One morning, while sitting in front of the computer at the office, Tieu Con suddenly felt a pain in the lower back. He was about to stand up to twist himself, stretch his muscles a little to relieve discomfort, when he discovered that his left leg was numb, with no feeling at all, nor able to move.
Colleagues saw this and advised him to go to the hospital for a checkup. At first, because she was busy with a project that needed to be completed urgently, Tieu Con refused to go and wanted to wait until the weekend. But the low back pain on day 1 was so severe that he was forced to call a taxi to go to the doctor in the early afternoon.
At the local hospital, doctors concluded that Tieu Kun had a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. He was very surprised because he always thought it was a disease of the elderly, being 21 years old and having a strong body but having the disease in a serious stage is absurd.
The reason is 2 things many office workers have
Tieu Con’s treating doctor explained that lumbar disc herniation is one of the common spinal diseases. The disease occurs when the mucus nucleus escapes, pressing on the nerve roots, causing pain and discomfort for the patient. Although not life-threatening, if not treated promptly, can cause unpredictable complications.
Like Tieu Con, many people think that this is a bone and joint disease only seen in middle-aged and elderly people. However, due to the characteristics of work and wrong living habits, this disease is more and more common in young people, especially office workers.
In particular, sitting for a long time without exercise for many hours a day for a long time and sitting in the wrong posture are the two most common causes. Because it puts pressure on the discs, it is easy to damage, wear down discs, and compress nerves.
In the case of Tieu Con, his career as a programmer requires him to sit for an average of 16 hours a day. Not only often working late shifts at the company, he also takes on extra projects and stays up late to work at home. He shared: Strictly speaking, besides sleeping the rest of the time, I sit down.
In particular, he admitted that he was self-aware that he had been sitting in the wrong position for many years but could not fix it. When working or sitting in front of the computer to play games, because of wanting to be comfortable, Tieu Con often sits hunched, keeping the computer low, then flexing her neck to keep her eyes close to the screen for easy viewing. Like many other young people in the office, he often lies on the table while sitting, and uses that position to sleep at noon.
Because Tieu Con is so young and unmarried, doctors at the local hospital prioritize conservative treatments. However, undergoing acupuncture, massage, physical therapy… his back pain and leg numbness still did not improve.
He was eventually transferred to Guangdong Sanjiu Brain Hospital. At this time, 4/5 lumbar discs have completely protruded back, even deformed, causing severe compression to the nerves, requiring surgery. Fortunately, the surgery was more successful than expected and Tieu Con also recovered very quickly. Currently, he is being monitored on an outpatient basis and weekly physiotherapy for rehabilitation.
Source and photo: Sohu, ETtoday, Asia One