Almost every individual suffer from back pain or joint pain. The reasons are manifold. Frequently, we simply have a lot to do with our body: in the workplace, we often move too little or we are wrong. But also stress can lead us to go through life no longer without complaint. And in old age wear phenomena of joints and spine often cause problems. The good news is that you can do something about it.
Let’s see here how to make your back and joints fit and strong:
1. Movement, movement, movement
The most common cause of the pain is simply a lack of movement and therefore nobody has to be under the knife, which can be treated with the right moves in a large part of the cases. The principle is simple. Muscles that are not used, are shortened and are less circulated. They no longer support the spine, the tendons and the joints properly. It comes to overload and tensions and ultimately to pain. Through targeted exercises, the load in our back and joints can be distributed justly. The cooperation of muscles, joints and tendons then functions as they should.
2. Exercises in the water, train the muscles and relieve the joints
Water therapy exercise programs consist of a variety of treatments and exercises that are done in a pool and may be specifically designed to provide relief of low back pain or neck pain. These exercises also serve to condition and strengthen muscles to help avoid future recurrences of back pain, muscle strain or tears.
Due to Buoyancy, Viscosity and Hydrostatic pressure property of water allow development of an exercise regimen that minimizes the weight placed on the spine (axial load) and risk of injury due to unintended movements during exercises. For example, individuals with osteoarthritis in the neck and shoulder could practice arm circles or shoulder rolls in water to improve their range of motion and strength. Because the water provides both mild resistance and support through buoyancy, the person would most likely not experience the pain caused when a tired arm drops suddenly, as it can do at the end of land-based exercises.
3. Stress also strains our back
An often overlooked cause of back pain: stress, pressure at the workplace, worries about the family or other factors that affect us also affect our body. Many people fall into a permanent strain. This also ensures tense muscles and pain. Frequently the affected ones do not come out themselves and have to learn again, to relax properly. To immediately reduce the stress level, use the relaxing effect of hydrotherapy baths, mud baths: the warm peat releases its warmth slowly, gently and very relaxing.