Low back pain and a: what is important to know when visiting the steam room
About the healing properties of the Russian bath and Finnish sauna known for a long time. Scientists have proved, that the steam bath has a beneficial effect on the body most people irrespective of their activities, including athletes and office workers, Housewives and business women, lovers of an active lifestyle and those who spends a lot of time at the computer.
Hot steam is able to trigger different physiological responses in the body to clear the lungs, strengthen the metabolism, improve blood circulation. Regular visits to the sauna improves water-salt metabolism, rid the body of toxins, which is beneficial to the kidneys.
A visit to the baths is included in the complex of preventive and restorative treatment of such diseases as osteochondrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis etc. in Addition, walk-in bath is recommended for gout. Diseases of the musculoskeletal and ligament-articular apparatus respond well to treatment with hot steam. Combining sauna with massage treatments, which employ a medicinal plant brooms, enhances supply of nutrients and oxygen. Bath helps to improve motor function of the spine, ligaments and joints.
What is important to know, visiting the bath in diseases of the spine and joints
Patients with degenerative disc disease (as, indeed, and all other diseases of the joints) before visiting the baths should consult your doctor. Only with the approval of a qualified professional, you can include the bath in the complex of health procedures. Their approval (or denying) of bath treatments the doctor usually gives primarily based on the General condition of the patient. In this case must include a number of important factors, including the stage of osteoarthritis of the neck or other parts of the spine. In addition, the attending physician takes into account the nature and frequency of pain. To self-medicate with osteochondrosis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases in any case it is impossible, because this can lead to the aggravation of the disease.
Cervical osteochondrosis is a very serious condition. It occurs due to changes or injuries of the vertebrae (almost always this disease affects the entire spine, but the severity of symptoms in different departments may be different). When visiting a sauna, be aware of the recommendations of the attending physician, as hot steam can cause a significant increase in pain in the neck or other parts of the spine. In osteochondrosis, which is in advanced stage, or during exacerbation of the disease bath is contraindicated. The same applies to gout, rheumatoid arthritis or arthrosis deformans. Low back pain requires a special approach, especially if damaged cervical vertebrae. The fact that in this region of the spine is a very large number of important arteries and nerve roots.
To treat the neck (osteochondrosis) must correctly, this should be done by a qualified doctor. Perhaps before you go to the sauna in osteochondrosis, the patient must undergo treatment.
Preparations for the bath
You should not ignore the advice of a doctor, visiting a sauna. Often, osteochondrosis, gout or rheumatoid arthritis bath is contraindicated. It is important to understand that the bath will help to ease the symptoms of the disease during exacerbation, in this case, the hot steam can much harm.
Visit bath osteochondrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other diseases should be carefully prepared. There are a number of rules that will not only prevent the worsening of one of the listed diseases, but also deterioration of the General condition of a person:
The most effective in osteochondrosis is considered to be a Finnish bath (sauna). Its characteristic feature is relatively low humidity at high temperature.
Osteochondrosis to any manifestations of exacerbation should be treated with caution, it is important not to take any action without first agreeing them with your doctor. Especially dangerous in this case, it may be bath.
Diseases of the spine and treatment bath
It is no news that the hot steam has a therapeutic effect. A visit to the sauna promotes muscle relaxation and eliminate toxins from the body, while aktiviziruyutsya all functions.
Osteochondrosis muscle relaxation and improved circulation is especially important, so bath with its proper visit allows you to speed up the healing process. As a rule, the main manifestation of degenerative disc disease is the appearance of severe pain in the affected area of the spine. In acute pain is much more frequent and become more pronounced. If you can be included in main treatment complex treatments, it is not necessary to prevent overheating of the body. Stay in a bath causes expansion of blood vessels (including capillaries), improves blood flow to the spine and accelerates the recovery processes. However, the increase in the room temperature osteochondrosis (as well as gout or rheumatoid arthritis) should be gradual. Osteochondrosis should avoid sudden changes in temperature, i.e., alternating hot steam with cold water is contraindicated. Hypothermia try to avoid.
In consultation with your doctor, before visiting the baths you can apply approved drug for application to the affected area of the spine. The application of the ointment can be combined with a light massage. This procedure is suitable for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. It can be used in gout. The maximum residence time in the steam room for 10 minutes, then you need to take a break.
Under the right of the sauna will have a really positive impact on the treatment of degenerative disc disease. To go to the bath only if the doctor has not found contraindications. After a treatment it is recommended to lie down and cover with a warm blanket. In gout, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis should also consider all of these recommendations.
As for the negative properties of the sauna, as already mentioned, the hot steam is contraindicated in the first place, osteochondrosis, arthritis, arthrosis, etc. if they are in the acute stage. In addition, bath is strictly not recommended to people suffering from high or low blood pressure.
A little bit about rheumatoid arthritis
Usually, rheumatoid arthritis arises from the fact that the immune system failed. This disease is characterized by chronic. The first manifestations of the disease can result in heavy physical activity, hormonal changes and stress. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis may occur due to previous infection.
The most commonly rheumatoid arthritis common in women. The first stage of the disease is characterized by a small swelling in the affected joint. While there are strong pain. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis can also be expressed by sensations of stiffness during movement or during sleep. Movement can lead to increased pain. Subsequently, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to reduced motor function of the affected joint. Arthritis can be combined with other joint diseases, one of them can be arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a very serious diseases, so all that relates to its treatment, should be dealt with only by a qualified doctor. To treat arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis and other joint diseases visiting the baths can only be in those cases, if the disease is in remission. That is why before entering the sauna it is important to consult with your doctor. Otherwise, arthritis, arthrosis, gout and other joint disease can give serious complications.
What you need to bring in a steam room
First of all it is necessary to prepare a broom. His choice is desirable to come up with special attention, because different switches have different properties. Birch broom is widely used as therapeutic and prophylactic. Thanks to the curative properties it has a positive effect on the treatment of degenerative disc disease, joint and many other diseases. Birch broom contains a large number of resins, essential oils, vitamins, tannins, and volatile production. We should also mention the use of coniferous brooms in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Volatile and resinous substances have a beneficial effect on the treatment of diseases of spine and joints. With the help of juniper broom treat osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Use it carefully, because he is known for his prickliness.
A broom of oak leaves can be used in allergic and other skin inflammations. Due to tannins, resins and hydrocarbons it has anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, oak aroma contributes to the prevention of high blood pressure while the person is under the influence of hot steam.
For headaches you can select a broom from the leaves of Linden. He is able not only to calm the nerves and expand bronchial tubes, increase sweating, and to give antipyretic effect. Linden broom is also recommended to be used to treat colds.
If the attending physician has given approval for the visit to the baths, it is important to remember that contempt rules could significantly hurt. In the case of arthritis, arthrosis, gout, etc. are manifested severe pain, treatment with hot steam needs to be abandoned.
As already mentioned, the maximum stay in the bath should be no more than 10 minutes. Otherwise, the mechanisms of thermoregulation can overexert yourself, which will lead to a sharp deterioration. To get up off the lounger is also important. Do not hurry, before you stand up, a few minutes should sit. Therefore, the blood circulation will adapt to the vertical position of the body.