Exercises for cervical osteochondrosis of the spine relieve pain and inhibit the development of the disease. Medical gymnastics prevents the aggravation of the disease and the development of complications. It can be used as a method of prevention. Exercises for cervical osteochondrosis are more effective, the faster they begin to apply. It is not necessary to postpone exercise therapy for later, when the illness goes into the next stage.
Osteochondrosis: causes and symptoms
Osteochondrosis is a common disease that is increasingly common among young people. Dystrophic changes in articular cartilage arise for various reasons: abnormal nutritional inadequate intake of water and trace elements metabolic disorders, obesity, a long stay in uncomfortable postures, a sedentary lifestyle, injuries, stress, posture, etc.
Cervical osteochondrosis signals itself with regular headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, numbness of the limbs. May appear pain in the arms, shoulders and chest. Unpleasant sensations usually increase with sharp turns of the head. If not treated, the disease progresses and leads to the emergence of new vascular and neurological disorders, the formation of protrusions, the development of hernias.
Exercises in osteochondrosis of the cervical spine – This is an element of conservative treatment, along with drug therapy, massage, physiotherapy. Therapeutic gymnastics can be applied at any stages of the disease. But the mode of employment and the level of load are best set individually, after consulting a doctor.
Gymnastics: examples of exercises
Take a prone position on the floor. One palm is placed on the chest, the other on the stomach. Slow breathing is performed – first the abdomen is raised, then the rib cage. Exhale. In this exercise, you should try to completely relax. Perform a series of 8-10 breaths.
Lie down on the stomach. Raise the body, resting his hands on the floor in front of him. They freeze in this position for one or one and a half minutes and return to the initial position. All movements make smoothly. When the body is raised, the posture and shoulders are kept straight.
Lying on your stomach, stretch your arms along your torso. Perform a slow turn of the head to the left, trying to press his ear to the floor. Then turn to the right. Repeat 5-6 times. Exercise can not be done if there are painful sensations.
Sitting at the table, pressed to the forehead of the palm. They press their heads on their hands, trying to overcome their resistance. Exercise performed on the exhale. Do 5-6 repetitions.
Take a sitting position. Exhale and bend forward, pressing his chin to his chest. Breathe in and throw back your head. Make 10-15 repetitions. This exercise can be performed twice or thrice a day, the rest – 3-4 times.
It is also useful to gently rotate the head first to one, then to the other side. Move smoothly, without jerks. At the serious stages of the disease, this exercise must be approached with caution.