Exercises for instability of the cervical vertebrae will help to cope with the pain
Cervical – the most mobile part of the spine. Specific features of its structure allow for different head movements (bending, flexion-extension, rotation). On the other hand, this Department (like all others) is a stable system. The stability provided by intervertebral disks through which is saved the correct position of the vertebrae relative to each other.
Under the instability of the cervical involve a loss of ability to maintain an anatomically correct position of the vertebrae and abnormal mobility of the spine (e.g., increasing range of motion). Most often the instability of the cervical spine is expressed by the displacement of the vertebrae. It occurs due to the weakness of the joint and ligamentous apparatus, due to age-related changes and resulting neck injuries. There are also congenital abnormalities and complications after surgery.
By its nature, the instability can be divided into several subtypes:
Surgery is a radical method, to which resort modern medicine is in no hurry. Disease of the cervical spine, treated by therapeutic and does not require long rehabilitation period.
The symptoms of the disease and methods of treatment
The time to diagnose the instability of the cervical spine people can independently. At offset the impression that the vertebrae interfere with the normal range of motion. This symptom is the first bell and a cause for concern. Discomfort in the neck persists even during sleep, which is why most patients prefer to do without a pillow. A symptom of the disease can be pain not only in the cervical region, but in the head. Not excluded and dizziness, which have periodic nature. By touching the spine you can find a small seal that is not visible to the untrained eye of the patient.
Treatment in case of diagnosis of instability needs to appoint only the doctor. All that is required from the patient is perfectly to comply with all regulations, only in this case the treatment will have a positive effect. As a rule, it includes:
- gentle treatment of the day, with full or partial restriction of physical activity of the cervical spine;
- physical therapy;
- taking anti-inflammatory drugs (tablets or injections);
It exercise with instability of cervical disease have a decisive influence. Depending on how the disease started, the doctor prescribes treatment, which include active physical education or the massage.
Massage is often prescribed for osteochondrosis of the cervical, and as a result of developing instability. The basic rule when conducting a massage of the cervical spine — is the selection of a qualified specialist, able to heal, not hurt. Massage therapy has a number of subtleties that help to make the procedure as useful as possible.
Massage is strictly prohibited during exacerbation of the disease. Too harsh exposure can lead to ruptures of the intervertebral discs. Interestingly, in lesions of the cervical spine may be assigned a complex procedure (with impact on the whole skeleton), because this disease can escalate and the instability of the lumbar.
Workout of the vertebrae
Along with massage, patients are assigned and physiotherapy, to fulfill that need in a specific pattern. Exercises for instability of the cervical vertebrae can be done on special equipment and without additional devices. Physical activity is important in the event that if treated osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, but no less and it will be useful as a preventative technique.
For both adults and children is of paramount importance warm-up, allowing to prepare the body for physical activity. The main of them is the development of the cervical vertebrae with the head turns and tilts. Each exercise should be performed 10 times at a slow pace. Accelerated implementation will affect the state, causing dizziness or an attack of severe headache. Don’t forget about the circular rotations of the head, gently allowing the heat completely all the muscles of the cervical spine.
Heating contributes to the complex with negligible power effects, is not contraindicated by instability of the cervical vertebrae. For its realization it is necessary to put one hand on my forehead and it how to resist the inclination. To perform this task should be 6 times (the number of exercises will be the same for adults and for children).
After complex cervical complete, you can go on to develop shoulder joints. 10 times you need to raise and lower the shoulders, carefully making sure that the implementation process did not move the head.
If at the initial stage of performing physical exercise in a patient deteriorating health, it is recommended to immediately stop training and consult a doctor. If such treatment causes a pleasant sensation, you can go directly to the medical complex.
The main set of exercises
Treatment physical therapy will require the patient to use the equipment, to make self-will not be difficult. The first is the locking mechanism for the lumbar spine, it can be purchased at the pharmacy. The locking mechanism allows to maintain a constant position of the cervical spine when performing tilts up and down. Similarly performed and tilts sideways.
With this simple design for the spine exercises are effective and do not allow ill to harm yourself. However, you should not expect that the treatment can be discontinued for a couple of weeks! Minimum rate from one month to two. In the development of the cervical spine, this exercise is considered to be one of the most effective, at the same time developing vertebrae and strengthening the muscles. During this period, the symptoms completely gone and disappears pain.
Next is to lean against the wall, providing a perfectly flat position of the cervical spine. The head should put pressure on the wall for about 15 seconds and change the position, doing the same, leaning alternately forehead, right and left sides.
To reduce the instability of the cervical helps and exercise, known to many from school: the head is tightly pressed to the chest. It is important not to overdo it and instead of facilitating instability of the cervical vertebrae is not to stretch muscles.
Finally, for children, you can perform several exercises from the prone position, although for the most part they are appointed, if the patient is diagnosed with «lumbar instability».