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When possible the use of manual therapy to the cervical, thoracic and Sacro-lumbar spine?

Some people think that manual therapy of the spine and a massage are one and the same. But this is not true. During the massage only the muscle is processed. With manual therapy influence is exerted on the muscles and joints. Main task of manual therapy – treatment of diseases of the spine, but at the same time is also having an effect on the muscles, that tones, nourishes and improves blood circulation.

performance of manual therapy

Another name for chiropractic – vertebrologie. What is it? In the broad sense of the word everything is treated by hand. Manual therapy of the spine sometimes much more effective than traditional treatment methods. The reason is that a chiropractor is an individual approach to the problem of each patient. Because it comes to people of different age, sex, and most importantly, with various diseases.

Main indications for use

Indications for use of manual therapy:

  • herniated disc
  • osteochondrosis, arthrosis;
  • intercostal neuralgia
  • dizziness;
  • frequent headaches
  • poor posture
  • pain and muscle tension;
  • impaired mobility of the internal organs;
  • chronic fatigue.

degenerative disc disease - indications for use of manual therapy

It is also Used as a means of rehabilitation after injuries.

Manual therapy of the cervical spine

How is manual therapy of the cervical spine? Low back pain catches up with those who because of their profession long sitting, without changing his position, spends a lot of time on the computer. As a result of the phenomenon of degeneration of the intervertebral discs of the cervical spine. Affects the adjacent artery, and there is headache, a person dizzy, disturbed speech and gait. In this disease the goal of manual therapy is to relieve pain and normalize the activity of the spine in the cervical area.

What is manual therapy? This tool, which is used for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Efficiency will be enhanced many times over as a result of combining with acupuncture, herbal medicine and physiotherapy. Chiropractors work mainly with the spine.

Manual therapy of the neck is the treatment by means of manual mechanical stress on the cervical spine.

Stroke - contraindication of manual therapy

The choice of the specialist should be approached carefully, as in the neck are the major artery, here a narrow spinal canal, so in the cervical spine often compresses of the spinal cord. The goal of manual therapy is a relaxation of the neck muscles, improving the mobility of the intervertebral joints, improve blood circulation. The aim is to reduce the manifestations of degenerative disc disease – tinnitus, dizziness, headache.

Contraindications for the use of this type of therapy in cervical osteochondrosis: a disease, increased intracranial pressure, recent spinal injury, hypertension, Oncology. Contraindication is pregnancy.

Treatment of thoracic

Manual therapy of the thoracic spine. Sometimes suffers from osteoarthritis of the thoracic spine. It is 12 vertebrae. It is slow moving and is protected by muscles, therefore, this pathology is uncommon. Thoracic degenerative disc disease may occur as a result of poor posture, stooped posture, there is a curvature of the spine.

The Main symptom of disease – pain in the thoracic spine. But the disease is manifested by pain in the spine, but also in the neighboring organs. Therefore, if a person has back pain between the shoulder blades, pain is felt when lifting the arm or turning the body, tightness in the chest, should consult a doctor.

Treatment of thoracic osteochondrosis the doctor-vertebrologist is chemical-free, soft, gentle manner. As the long-term practice, after the first held session of therapy the patient begins to feel better, the pain decreases. The goal of treatment is the removal of spasm of the muscles. Apply myofascial manual techniques in conjunction with the methods of kneading and rubbing of classical massage. Using a warming ointment. These soft methods do not cause severe pain and complications, patients easily tolerate them.

Manipulation S1-L5

The Sacral spine contains 5 vertebrae. Each vertebra is experiencing a huge load at various slopes, bumps, and drops. Therefore, this part of the spine is injured most often. Any pathological change is accompanied by pain. It is impossible to drown out the pain pills, you need to find out the reason, why a sore lower back, and begin treatment. Most often the pain is caused by a pinched nerve roots contained in eachthe vertebra.

The procedures of manual therapy in low back pain occur on the vertebrae and surrounding muscles. The doctor gently affects the problem areas of the waist, to put in place the vertebrae to relax the muscles. This applies two ways: mobilization and manipulation. They are opposite to each other in strength, but together allow you to achieve a positive effect. Mobilization relaxes the muscles, releases them from overvoltage, gives them a rest. That is, the mobilization is to work with soft fabrics.

Manipulation of the same acts on solid structures, i.e. The vertebrae. During the procedure, the doctor makes the pressure on the lumbar a short push, which sets the vertebrae, previously holding the wrong position. Only in combination these techniques treat osteochondrosis and other diseases of the lumbar spine. Some of the procedures and exercises can be done at home, but only after consultation with a specialist. And it is better, if possible, the chiropractor will conduct their sessions at home.

After manual therapy need to be on bed rest for about two hours and record the processed part of the body solid cast.

Contraindications and side effects

The Contraindication in carrying out this treatment should be considered:

  • infectious disease
  • injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system;
  • strokes
  • hypertension
  • inflammation of the brain and spinal cord;
  • the presence of cancer.

Traditional methods of treatment. Many folk recipes helped our ancestors, and conventional medicine has nothing against them. Manual therapy of the spine – this is an unconventional method of treatment, based on ancient methods of chiropractors. In Russia has long existed in the dynasties of chiropractors, in which the secrets of treatment passed down from generation to generation. Today, the spine specialists use computer equipment, ultrasonic and x-ray machines. This approach guaranteed a positive result of the treatment of diseases of the spine.