The resistance pillar of the whole organism is the backbone
We neglect the spine, since childhood without realizing that, it will cause health problems when we become adults. According to statistics, one in ten children in the world wear glasses, suffer from allergies, frequent headaches, abdominal pain, chronic colds, attention deficit, etc. The cause of these problems and many others among young people, is a sick spine.
In many situations we should be our own advisor and doctor. It is good to accumulate as much knowledge as possible about how our body works in order to be able to eliminate the causes of disease and suffering.
Most people have such a deformed spine that correcting the disturbances takes a lot of time and patience. The pain does not pass as fast as we would like and yet there is always hope.
It is good to make a habit of taking care of our health and understanding that we are solely responsible for our own body.
Those suffering from back pain, can be easily observed, through a crooked back (humps) and an abdomen coming out in front. Unfortunately, many people experience these symptoms due to weakening of the back muscles. Muscles lose weight as we get older, mainly due to lack of physical activity, incorrect diet, obesity, sleeping on soft mattresses.
The various wrong movements can cause tiny dislocations of the vertebrae, the muscles around the dislocated vertebra become rigid and prevent it from settling back into the correct position. In this way a progressive inflammation of the nerves and muscles occurs, causing pain and limiting movements.
A dislocated vertebra puts pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that are connected with certain muscles and organs. If a nerve remains under pressure for a long period of time, the organ that depends on that nerve develops pathologies that are difficult to heal.
What problems arise if we neglect the spine?
First of all the wrong alignment of the cervical vertebrae can cause serious problems such as: disorders of the thyroid gland, problems with the neck, eczema, vision problems, hearing loss, allergies.
In the case of thoracic vertebrae,a misalignment can cause: skin problems (acne, hives, eczema, boils), gallbladder disorders, liver problems, stomach ulcer and duodenal, kidney disease, asthma, pain in the lower arms, back pain.
Misalignment of the lumbar vertebrae leads to: weakness of the legs, muscle spasms in the legs, swelling of the ankles, poor circulation of blood in the legs, knee pain, lumbago, lumbar pain, irregular menstrual cycle, menstrual pain, impotence, bladder disorders, hemorrhoids.
Last solution: spinal surgery?
Most sick people consider the operation to panacea all problems. In the U.S., about 200,000 corrective interventions are held annually for spinal problems. Half of these do not produce any improvement in the situation and are not necessary in the first place.
The operation leads to the removal of the immediate cause of pressure on the nerve structure, but not to the removal of the original cause of the disc injury.
I spoke with the renowned Dr Lupescu Tudor primary neurology physician, President of the Romanian Society of Diabetic Neuropathy -NEURO DIAB, a professional who puts passion in everything he does, giving every patient due attention. Dr. Lupescu said: “the operation should be the last solution considered when preventive methods become ineffective”.
Prevention the best solution to avoid spinal problems
- It is necessary to control your way of walking, standing or down – in a straight position, with your abdomen pulled, your back straight and your back slightly raised.
- Avoid standing leg over foot, because two large arteries are just below the knee. Pressure on them affects blood circulation, while causing back and spine pain, varicose veins and problems of blood vessels in the lower limbs.
- When carrying heavy items (shopping), it is good to distribute the weight evenly on both shoulders.
- When lifting something you don’t have to hold your knees straight. Bending them reduces the pressure on the spine.
- Strong abdominal muscles reduce pressure on the spine by 20%.
- Avoid static activities, extra pounds and tight clothing, as well as flat or high heels greater than 5 cm.
- It is good to sleep on a mattress as hard as possible, in a straight position, on your back, with your arms elongated along your body and your legs relaxed. The pillow on which you sleep should be hard, small and low, and for those who sleep without a pillow, put a rolled towel under their neck.
Two sets of exercises for the spine
Exercise set number 1
- When you wake up lie down a few times, then, lying on your back, push the pillow with your neck long for five seconds, then rest for five seconds. Repeat the exercise six times.
- Put your pillow on your chest and “hug” it for five seconds – rest for five seconds. Repeat six times.
- Put your pillow between your knees and squeeze it tight for five seconds, rest and repeat six times.
- Raise your knees at a 45-degree angle – hold for five seconds – rest and repeat.
- Pull your toes from one foot with your other foot’s fingers towards you, alternately, six times for each foot.
- Exercises done in bed require very little heart, so they can be performed by anyone, children, adults, and elderly people.
Exercise set number 2
This set of exercises corrects the action of muscles, nerves, internal organs and blood vessels, regulates the functioning of the nervous and digestive system and positively influences mental capacities. I recommend it to people who have an active way of life and to those who work very hard.
- Sitting on a chair, with your feet slightly forward and your hands on your knees, lift and rest your shoulders ten times, then rotate your shoulders back and forth ten times.
- In the same position, turn your head alternately to the left and right ten times in each direction.
- Move your head back and forth, then sideways, with slow movements, ten times on each direction.
- With his arms stretched forward in the horizontal plane, turn his head alternately, five times in each direction.
- Raise your arms at a 90-degree angle, push them back, while moving your chin forward and up, repeating it ten times.
The bottom line is that health is in our hands, resorting to non-invasive therapies that can be made at home at no great cost. We “win” the good condition of the spine throughout our life through movement and a balanced lifestyle. If we are used to neglecting our spines, we can expect that sooner or later we will face unbearable pain. Then we’ll find time, even a lot of time, for therapy. We’d better spend some time and effort to prevent the problem!
Happiness is the health of the soul.