The working posture of office workers causes dislocation of the pelvic joints

Pelvic dislocation occurs when sitting in one place for too long or sitting in the wrong position, moving too little during the day.

Detecting pelvic dislocation during a routine health check, Mr. Tran Duc Huy (32 years old, Hanoi) was promptly treated to correct the pelvis back to normal.

Once a year, Mr. Tran Duc Huy performs a general health check. Different from the results every year, Huy was diagnosed with a dislocated pelvis. “I didn’t feel the change of my body until the doctor informed me of the results of the dislocation of the pelvis and a picture of the lower leg and the high leg,” Huy said.

Doctor Dinh Van Hao, Head of Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation Department, Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh Hospital, said that pelvic dislocation occurs when sitting in one place for too long, having the wrong posture and exercising too little during the day. If not detected and treated early, the disease will cause low legs and high legs, negatively affect the spine, and reduce the patient’s quality of life. At a more severe level, the disease also affects the functioning of the heart, lungs and development of the pelvis. For women, pelvic dislocation also affects childbirth.

Huy said that before he was diagnosed with the disease, he often had a habit of falling asleep on the table during his lunch break, leaning back after being tired. Along with that is the habit of sitting for a long time, sedentary.

“Usually, it is difficult for patients to realize that they have a pelvic problem because the degree of deviation is not too clear. The disease is only discovered when the patient happens to have a medical examination,” Doctor Dinh Van Hao added.

MWM method to treat pelvic dislocation

According to Dr. Hao, with cases of pelvic dislocation, patients need to conduct early treatment to avoid complications. The Department of Physiotherapy at Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh Hospital is using the Mobilization with movement (MWM) method to correct the pelvis.

“This is a non-invasive, safe and uncomplicated health care therapy. The essence of this method is to correct the physiological movement of the joints, focusing on the nerves, muscles – bones, helping to Soften muscles, restore blood circulation to treat both the root and the top of the pelvic position, asymmetry, “doctor Hao said.

This doctor shared, Huy’s patient’s pelvic dislocation is still at a mild level, so the treatment is not difficult. After 10 minutes of MWM therapy, the patient was able to walk normally and was discharged immediately.

Patient Tran Duc Huy was treated with MWM method of pelvic chiropractic at the hospital.

The NWM method, developed by New Zealand physiotherapist Brian Mulligan, is used in the treatment of various types of injuries such as neck pain, back pain, upper and lower extremity pain. NWM includes the physiologic process of sliding the joint (NAGS), the physiologically sustainable atrophy of the joint (SNAGS) and joint mobility with motion (MWM) for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

Additionally, MWM can be done with exercises at home to improve range of motion, helping to reduce osteoarthritis pain. This technique also helps reduce soft tissue inflammation such as inflammation around the shoulder joint, tennis elbow… creating a feeling of relaxation and improving function.

Dr. Hao said that the NWM method, which has been popular in European countries since 1985, is a technique to correct the physiological movement of the joints, so it is easy to apply when the patient has deviations. After straightening, the pelvis will be returned to a physiological state, helping to rebalance the spine axis, bringing back a balanced gait for the patient.

Before (left image) and after (right) images of many patients Tran Duc Huy.

Before (left image) and after (right) images of many patients Tran Duc Huy.

Avoid habits that cause pelvic dislocation

To prevent pelvic deflection, Dr. Dinh Van Hao recommends, everyone should keep the habit of sitting, studying and working in the correct posture such as keeping the back straight, creating a 90-degree angle with the thighs; eyes always look straight to limit the situation that the neck often has to bend down, causing neck fatigue; legs and thighs form a 90 degree angle.

Specifically, 6 working positions that Dr. Hao recommends that people should avoid to protect bone health and limit pelvic dislocation, including: falling asleep at the table, sitting for a long time, sitting cross-legged. legs, sitting on the butt, leaning back, sitting with one leg up, sitting in the letter W.

These are bad habits that make the weight on both sides of the pelvis unequal, put pressure on the veins in the legs, causing the pelvis to shift, the spine tends to curve, causing the body’s center of gravity to be misaligned. The patient walks unbalanced, unsightly, and interferes with daily activities.

“Displacement of the pelvis is not a life-threatening disease, it can be overcome if the patient is detected early for treatment and adjustment of habits when sitting and working. Each person should have an annual medical examination to detect early abnormality of the body, timely treatment to preserve health”, Dr. Hao emphasized.

Ha Thanh
(Photo: Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh Hospital)


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