With the charms of cervical degenerative disc disease knownmost of us: it is because it can regularly torment headache, ringing in the ears, darkening of the eyes, or other visual disturbances and insomnia, fainting, pain in the shoulders and hands ...
Drivers are in this sense, another factorrisk: accidents. When you hit the back neck first pererazgibaetsya suddenly back, and then just as abruptly bent forward; in a frontal crash - the same, but in reverse order. This so-called whiplash. By the way, dangerous rear-end collision - it is usually unexpected and we do not have time to prepare and protect yourself from the impact.
With lumbosacral osteochondrosis pain asusually comes on suddenly. He bent down a man, and could not straighten up - the back like a red-hot needle pierced. God forbid, if that happens behind the wheel!
There are other option - doctors call it lumbodynia: pain is less intense, like a toothache, back ache constantly and never for a moment does not forget about yourself.
But the worst pain - the instability of the vertebra. In severe forms of osteochondrosis intervertebral discs will not fix the vertebrae, they are moved - and there are problems already with the internal organs. If you came to this, the only way - the operation.
So, what to do to keep rested over the summer back in decent condition?
Firstly, sit correctly. Remember what you were taught in driving school has: adjust the seat, lift the chin, look directly onto the road. Do not lean back! When sitting at the wheel, lean slightly forward so that your knees are just above the hips, lower back touch the back (you can put a pillow).
By the way, it generally should be the rule for you: no matter where you were sitting, feet should get to the floor. Better yet, put them on the stand to knees lower than the hips. Secondly, when a long journey, wear a corset - wide belt of elastic dense material with reinforcing inserts in the lumbar region. If problems with the spine is already there, and use it for shorter journeys. And anyway, the corset is better to love: in the end, others can not see it, and you - the continuous use.
Finally, if the back pain, and it is necessary to go, you learn how to get into the car without damaging the spine.
Still standing in the car, turn your back onseat. Tighten your abdominal muscles and buttocks and slowly sit down, bending your knees. Approve the seat? Now slowly rotate the body and alternately tighten the salon legs. Coming out of the car, proceed in reverse order.
For the most persistent
Another important rule - make a break throughevery 1.5-2 hours drive. Get out of the car, walk, move your arms, shoulders, can even a little jump. If circumstances allow, and you take no willpower, do some simple exercises.
- Spread your feet shoulder-width apart, your lower back in Abutfists, bend your knees and slightly arch your back. Deflection, it is necessary to tighten so that muscular feel the vibration in the lower back, abdominal muscles and behind the knees. Freeze in this position and hold your breath for a breath for 10-15 seconds.
- If it is possible (for example, somewhere on a suburban road), it is very useful to hang a little bit - it relieves the back and even reduce a vertebrae.
- Put the ground pad of the car. Lying on your back, bend your knees, clasp their hands and rolled like a child's rocking chair. This exercise is well reduce a vertebrae of the thoracic and lumbosacral.