Overview

Straight posture, straight manner of walking, a good sitting posture when working with a computer or driving – this ensures an equal distribution of weight on the joints and soft tissues. Also, with proper weight distribution, the general symmetry is ensured, the risk of injury reduces, muscular endurance increases and the blocks are removed.

Patients often describe the feeling of lightness and smoothness of walking and movements after the treatment.

When you need to see a doctor

It is necessary to see a specialist at an early age and to remove even the germs of scoliosis and kyphosis. It initially will allow the spine to get stronger symmetrically without blocks and sliding disease.

If a person has a sedentary work at a table in front of a computer, or the drivers or pilots, these people are advised to visit a specialist twice a month and it is desirable to conduct the ergonomics of the workplace.

Reasons

– Uneven loads
– Sedentary work
– Improper weight lifting
– Curvature of the spine and posture
– Injuries and their consequences

Symptoms

– Curvature of the back and posture
– Regular “pulling” pain
– Pain in the neck, back, shoulders
– Neurological symptoms: numbness of the limbs, pricking
– Local pain and aches in the joints
– Pain, aches and muscle spasms
– Pain in the knees and feet when walking

Diagnosis

The therapist analyzes your posture and pose while sitting, standing or even lying down. The main factor here is the uniform distribution of weight and the overall symmetry of the situation with a straight spine.

Performed tests may include: measurements of length and folding of the limb, measurement of force of a separate muscle or muscle group, the identification of “load carrying” side, revealing the dominant side, neurological and other special tests.

Treatment

The main direction of treatment is to establish a common symmetry, remove muscle and joint blocks with giving the body the ability to move freely. The goal is to achieve the state of the free movement with centering of the main load, passing through the spine.

Possible treatment methods: manual methods of treatment, acupuncture, medical massage and fascial therapy:

Medical massage is a treatment option of soft and deep tissues, primarily focused on the change of soft tissues (skin, muscles, ligaments and joint capsule). Unlike general deep tissue massage, sports and Swedish massage, medical massage is focused on elimination of the specific dysfunction. Medical massage uses different methods to influence the locomotor and neuro-muscular system, such as: trigger points, traction-countertraction, post-isometric relaxation, visceral abdominal massage and others.

Manual therapy is an influence of the therapist on the patient through “hand techniques”. There are many different kinds, methods and directions. And each method has from a dozen to several hundred techniques. The main methods of manual therapy are classic, cranio-sacral, visceral and structural methods.

Acupuncture originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is the method of treatment whose history dates back more than 5000 years and which is still used today. Unlike intramuscular manual therapy, acupuncture is based on the idea of “body meridians” or energy flows, and works at the system level, affecting local and specified points. It is based on the use of needles, their length, direction and stimulation.

Fascia or fascial threads forming fascial tissue is precisely the connecting thread that unites all and every cell of our body. It provides support, the path for electrons, hormones and fluids. Fascia is the magic of our body! Fascial work is mainly based on an understanding of the work of neuroendocrine interactions and their impact on the soft tissues of the human body. In general, all methods of treatment should be carried out very slowly and gradually, so they require much time for successful conduct of the treatment.

Preventive measures

Watch your posture – while walking, in a standing or sitting position. Watch of your body, the position of the trunk and limbs, try on the symmetry of the parts of the body with respect to gravity centers. Your gravity centers are the following: a line drawn between the eyebrows and back of head; main center at the end of your ____ bone and chest bone – three fingers below the navel, in the middle of your sacral bone. The gravity centers must be on the same line. The distance between the feet should be approximately equal to the distance between the ears.

More advise:

– Do sports. Regular exercise will help to keep the muscles toned and in shape.
– Monitor your weight, overweight like ballast pulls parts of our body, resulting in asymmetry
– Buy orthotics, orthopedic mattress, armchair. This will help your body learn how to distribute the load equally.

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