Crew Health Advice: 腰痛に苦しむ乗組員への支援

Crew Health Advice: 腰痛に苦しむ乗組員への支援

重い物の持ち上げ、また日々の船上での勤務により、腰痛による各種症状(椎間板ヘルニア、疼痛、捻挫、炎症、患部の凝りとその反動による弛緩等)が報告されています。腰痛は後遺障害に発展しうる主要な要因の一つであり、海上勤務で多く報告されている健康問題として世界中で広く認識されています。長時間の座り仕事、重い物の持ち上げ、悪い姿勢や筋肉の不均衡などは腰痛の原因のほんの一部でしかありません。

Herniated discs, strains, sprains, inflammation, stiffness and tenderness are just some of the back pain symptoms reported to the UK Club due to heavy lifting and day to day shipboard activities.

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and is a common health problem experienced in the maritime workplace. Prolonged sitting, lifting a heavy load, incorrect posture and muscle imbalance are just some of the causes.

With the recent innovations in technology many people find themselves spending all day in front of the computer. When it’s time to rest often they are doing the same thing in front of the TV or computer screen. Over time you may feel an ache in your back or neck with the pain lasting for several days or even longer.

Prolonged sitting is proven to be bad for your health. The sedentary lifestyle is associated with various health hazards such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

More information in the advice sheet above. 

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