Spine is a very durable and unusually well-structured organ. Thanks to physiological curvatures, it is able to endure huge loads. It consists of 32-33 parts – vertebras, joined with ligaments and muscles, which enables its considerable movability, which would normally be difficult to connect with the necessity of enduring huge loads. One cannot forget to mention the protective function of the spine in which the spinal cord is located. It has nerves which innervate the entire human organism.
In spite of all its astonishing features and durability, spine often causes problems, which concern the majority of the society. They usually start very innocently and in such form they are connected with our everyday life for many years. These are years of constant neglecting of one’s own body, years of intense work, years deprived of recreational activity on open air, during which we are often under a huge stress. All these factors result in the growing static tension of muscles, which, through their attachments, cause slow deformation of bone elements and joints of the spine.
It is best if we notice the occurring problems early enough and we start taking care of ourselves. What can we do? After reading the previous paragraph, the answer should not be very difficult. One should avoid the above mentioned pathological factors. If the problem lies in our job and we cannot change it, we should consult a physiotherapist with regard to the small changes we can make to considerably decrease the harmfulness of our lifestyle. Usually there is no problem with purchase of ergonomic chair, taking breaks during work and performance of a few simple exercises.
If we already have a problem, it is best to find a massage clinic and take a series of treatments. Massage is a therapy resulting in muscles relaxation, relieving the suffering and lowering the pathological traction of bone attachments.
It is best if the massage is performed with consideration of all results of excessive tension in the painful spots. It means that one should massage a much bigger area than the one with pain causing changes. An experienced therapist will be able to carefully examine our body and conduct the treatment.