Physical therapy in osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine
Physical therapy in osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine is a type of therapy which jointly with other techniques improves and accelerates the healing process. Today lumbar degenerative disc disease is a fairly common disease in people aged 35-45 years, but due to the sedentary lifestyle that embraces modern youth and teenagers, in recent years the illness has «rejuvenated».
The disease can be treated in different ways: massage, medications, surgical intervention. Therapeutic exercise is of great importance in the treatment of degenerative disc disease of the lumbar and is an excellent prevention of relapse in the future.
Symptoms and causes of disease
In addition to a sedentary lifestyle, there are other factors influencing the development of the disease:
- injuries of the spine, stooped posture;
- the weakness of the back muscles;
- working with heavy objects;
- sudden movement;
- a long stay in an uncomfortable position;
- the metabolic disorders;
- flat feet;
- stressful situation;
- unbalanced load on your back muscles;
Its main symptoms are pain of different character (sharp, dull, aching, burning etc.) in the back or lower back. Lumbar pain can be accompanied by numbness. Because back problems can pose a serious threat to the human body, the appearance of these symptoms you must immediately go to the doctor for statement of correct diagnosis and treatment.
Exercises for lumbar osteochondrosis clearly imply a balanced load on the body. Physiotherapy is a supporting element during the course of therapy.
A set of elements from the prone position
Physical therapy in lumbar degenerative disc disease includes items which should be done from the prone position, standing, sitting. This set of exercises suitable for patients who have lumbar disease has become chronic. If the disease is in the acute stage, exercises for lumbar osteochondrosis, as regular exercise is absolutely contraindicated.
The complex from the initial prone position consists of the following elements.
Regularly doing these exercises, you will strengthen your muscles, their elasticity will be significantly improved. This exercise with lumbar osteochondrosis the next day will cause muscle pain, which is quite normal. Any exercise cause a similar feeling of an inexperienced person. After a few days the pain will subside. If not, you need to stop doing the complex gymnastics to seek medical attention.
A set of exercises from a standing position and sitting
Set a chair, kneel, pull down on the seat head, next placing hands. At the maximum voltage of the muscles start flexing the back. Softservices in this position for 6-8 seconds, then very slowly and gently, not making sudden movements, lignite back in the opposite direction. Repeat this exercise 8 times. Then perform movement in the same way, curving the spine sideways.
Physiotherapy in lumbar osteochondrosis involves performing element with a highly established bar. Make grip hands on the crossbar, relax. Part of the body above the waist try not to move, while slowly turning the bottom first right, then left.
Sitting on the floor, extend your left leg, while the right fold and pull to the side. Start slow the movement of the body forward, trying to reach to the foot. Lumbar-sacral osteochondrosis this movement can be performed more quickly than the previous one, but without sharp jerks. Make your item 10 – 12 times.
Need any support, which at home will work great the door in the open position. Stand up and grasp her hands, trying to reach as high as possible. Then at a slow pace, without jerks, squat, still holding the top of the door. Stretch thus the spine for 60 – 100 seconds. Take rest 1 – 2 minutes and do the exercise 3 – 4 times. Regular performance of this element will reduce the pressure on the discs.
When performing gymnastics, try to consider the following recommendations:
|Relaxation||The body should be as relaxed.|
|Tone the working muscles||The voltage must be those muscles that are involved in the execution element.|
|Proper dynamics of the movement||Move slowly, without jerks and sudden movements.|
|Control health||If you experience discomfort or pain at the time of eliminate the element that caused such a reaction, from complex.|
|The regularity of charge||Do the exercises daily.|
|Massage||Very well end classes massage, this will contribute to greater muscle elasticity.|
For effective results it is desirable to perform the whole complex of exercises described. After each block take a break for 20-30 minutes.