How to sleep in osteochondrosis of the cervical spine

Osteochondrosis of a spine suffers almost everyone over the age of 25 years. Some have pain mainly localized in the neck and the head, at others there is tension and stiffness in the lumbar spine. And very often dystrophic processes in the spinal column observed immediately along its entire length.

Along with massage, chiropractic and drug therapy patients with osteoarthritis is very important to pick the right bed and be in the correct position during sleep. Often insomnia osteochondrosis is a result of ignorance of basic rules of healthy sleep.

how to sleep with cervical degenerative disc disease

Anatomy of the vertebral column

To understand the basic rules of sleep, it is important to know the basics of the structure of the vertebral column. So, it is not completely flat, and has four physiological curvature. In the cervical and lumbar spine is curved anteriorly, which is called lordosis. And in the thoracic and lumbosacral curve it ago. Such a curve is called a kyphosis.

These curves are the absolute norm, and choosing the right position during sleep and rest they need to be taken into account.

normal during sleep the spine should preserve its natural curves. This muscles of the spine will relax and the vessels passing through the vertebrae to the organs, not compressed. Intervertebral space, in turn, increase somewhat, contributing to the removal of the load from the intervertebral discs. That is why correct position during sleep is so important for full recovery of vertebrate cartilage in osteochondrosis.

Favourable postures