Correlation of varying heights with cervical spondylosis.
Keywords:Cervical Spondylosis, Body Height, Height Classification, Obesity, Working Hours, Work Ergonomics
Objective: To find correlation of varying heights with cervical spondylosis. Study Design: Case Control study. Setting: Department of Orthopedic and Radiology, Patel Hospital, Karachi. Period: June, 2019 to Dec, 2019. Material & Methods: The personal, economical, and demographic features of the 88 cases and 88 controls were compared with the prevalence of cervical spondylosis. All subject’s heights were divided into four categories—short, average, tall and very tall and were correlated with cervical spondylosis as well as the various other characteristics stated above. The weight and height were calculated using the stadiometer and body weight and health scale Z-10, and lateral radiographs were taken using an Agfa Fuji Computerized radiography system. Results and Conclusion: The results showed that the average height individuals had more disease and were obese and it was also in direct relation with the increased working hours. The average height individuals i.e. height of (150-169cm) were prone for the disease and need to adopt measures to reduce the chances of the disease and choose healthy lifestyle for maintenance of healthy BMI range and consideration of good ergonomic tactics at office and moderate working hours.
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