Back pain when moving is a common symptoms in people who have osteochondrosis. However, to avoid aggravations, it not recommended that you stop engaging physical activity. This is because exercises such as gymnastics will help in strengthening the thoracic region.
What is osteochondrosis?
This is a category of diseases that affect the spine by causing destruction of the intervertebral discs and vertebrae themselves. Nerves will be clamped, posture changes and the spine may bend in an unnatural direction.
Patients usually experience back and chest pain. Osteochondrosis of the thoracic region is known as chameleon disease. The symptoms are just like those of pathologies of different body organs. It may in some cases be mistaken for angina, cholecystitis or appendicitis.
Can gymnastics and physical therapy help?
Surprisingly they both can. Although movements cause discomfort, you will not be able to get rid of the disease without exercise. So, what can gymnastics do to thoracic osteochondrosis?
- Form the correct posture
- Develop a muscular corset
- Improve the ventilation of the lungs
- Increase the mobility of the spine, which is the most important thing
Physical therapy (LFC) is just a complementary treatment but it also significantly increases rate of recovery. If you regularly engage in gymnastics, you can prolong the period of remission and improve well-being.
The main rule is never forget to warm up as this helps in preparing the muscles for gymnastics.
If an exercise is painful, it is better to stop doing it or rather to do it more carefully without using much force as you continuously get used to the load.
With every session, increase your pace and the number of repetitions as well as the amplitude as they will be no progress unless you increase the load.
Most importantly, you should do the gymnastics in the osteochondrosis of the thoracic region on a regular basis.
Gymnastics during aggravation
Doctors are not sure whether it is ideal to perform gymnastics of the thoracic region when there is aggravation of osteochondrosis. Some may recommend that you stop physical activity and some claim that a light warm up will assist in relieving pain. If you choose to continue with the exercises you should do so under the supervision of a coach or doctor.
Is there any contraindication?
You’ll have to give up LFC if you have the following:
- Impaired coordination
- Recovering from spinal surgery
- Violations of the vestibular apparatus
- Exacerbation of other chronic diseases
- Increased pressure.
Despite having benefits, gymnastics may be harmful to the patient. This is just one of the treatments so it should be began early after an appointment with the doctor. You should also be supervised by a specialist and a drug therapy gymnastics who will help improve the quality of life and relive pain caused by osteochondrosis.