Gymnastics for the neck with osteochondrosis: therapeutic exercises

Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is a pathology that is more frequent than others to be the cause of neck pain. It is important to diagnose the disease in a timely manner and begin treatment, which, among other things, includes neck gymnastics for osteochondrosis. It will help strengthen the muscular corset, form a correct posture and prevent the development of possible complications.

Diagnosis and treatment of cervical osteochondrosis

neck pain with osteochondrosis

One can suspect the development of the disease in oneself with the appearance of pain, discomfort in the neck area, which increases when turning, tilting the head, prolonged stay in an uncomfortable position, hypothermia. It is important to distinguish cervical spine osteochondrosis from median nerve compression neuropathy. Experts from medical universities believe that in 48. 5% of cases, the diagnosis is made incorrectly.

With respect to treatment, the greatest efficiency is demonstrated by biological products in combination with therapeutic gymnastic exercises and special recreation. Such a conclusion was reached by scientists who published the results of their research in the Journal of Georgian Medical News.

Physiotherapy exercises for the neck

gymnastics for the neck with osteochondrosis

Physiotherapy for cervical osteochondrosis includes the following exercises:

  • The head is tilted. Stand up straight or sit in a chair with your back straight. Slowly tilt your head towards your right shoulder, feel the tension of the neck muscles. Freeze does not move in this position for a few seconds and do the exercise in the other direction, i. e. leaning towards the opposite shoulder.
  • Head dizzy. Lower your head down, trying to touch the recess with your chin - the jugular fossa. To enhance the effect, you can give the effect on the back of the head with a cross -brushed brush. To linger at the point of highest tension for a few seconds, and then begin to turn the head - first in one direction, sliding the chin along the top of the sternum, then in the other direction.
  • Raise and lower the shoulders. Stand up straight with your hands at your sides and start raising and lowering your shoulders. To increase the effect, you can increase the load, and small dumbbells will help with this. Alternatively, you can fill a plastic bottle with water or sand.
  • Circular movements with shoulders. This exercise is very similar to the previous one. The only difference is that the shoulders do not have to be lifted up and down, but are made in a circular motion. Keep your back straight.
  • Stretches. Stand up straight or sit in a chair with your back straight. Place your arms crossed behind your head. Lift your head back, while giving resistance to it with your hands. Measure at the highest voltage point for a few seconds.
  • Flexion. This is the same as the previous exercise, only it is done in the opposite direction. It should place the arms crossed on the forehead and begin to lower the head down, opposing with the hands. Measure at the highest voltage point for a few seconds.

Exercises must be done smoothly, not in a hurry, in time with breathing. If severe pain or other uncomfortable sensations appear, interrupt the class and seek medical advice on the matter.