Most of us are familiar with the delights of the neck osteochondrosis: it is because of it that can be regularly tormented by headache, ringing in the ears, darkening in the eyes or other vision disorders, as well as insomnia, fainting, pain in shoulders and hands...
Drivers have another risk factor in this sense: accident. When you hit the back of the neck, I first suddenly turn back, and then the same sharply bent forward; with a frontal collision - the same, but in the reverse order. This is the so-called whip injury. By the way, it is more dangerous to hit the back - he is usually unexpected, and we do not have time to prepare and protect yourself from impact.
With lumbar sacral osteochondrosis, pain, as a rule, arises suddenly. A man bent, and it cannot straighten - the back as if the hot needles pierced. God forbid, if this happens behind the wheel!
There is another option - the doctors call him Lumbalgia: the pain is less intense, similar to the dental, the back of a whin constantly and never makes forget about himself.
But worse pain - instability of the vertebra. With serious forms of osteochondrosis, intervertebral discs no longer fix the vertebrae, they shifted - and problems arise already with internal organs. If it came to this, the only way is the operation.
So what to do to save the back rested in a decent state?
First, sit right. Remember what you have been taught in a driving school: Adjust the chair, lift the chin, look directly on the road. Do not fold back! When you sit behind the wheel, lean a little ahead so that your knees are slightly above the level of the hips, the lumbar touch the seat (you can put the pad).
By the way, it should generally become a rule for you: wherever you sit, the legs should get to the floor. Even better put them on the stand so that the knees were higher than the level of the hips. Secondly, when there is a long road to, wear a corset - a wide belt from an elastic dense material with reinforcing inserts in the lower back. If there are already problems with the spine, use it for shorter moves. And in general, the corset is better to love: in the end, the surrounding it is not visible, and you - solid benefits.
Finally, if the back hurts, and you need to go, learn how to properly climb into the car, not traumating the spine.
Still standing by the car, turn your back to the seat. Strain the muscles of the abdomen and buttocks and slowly sit down, bending the knees. Approved on the seat? Now slowly turn the case and alternately pull into the salon. Leaving the car, act in reverse order.
For the most stubborn
Another important rule - take a break every 1.5-2 hours. Get out of the car, go, move by hand, shoulders, you can even jump a little. And if circumstances allow and you do not take the power of will, make a few simple exercises.
- Arrange the legs on the width of the shoulders, make the fists, slightly bend your knees and slightly back. Be sure to strain so to feel muscle vibration in the lower back, abdominal muscles and knees. Zrush in this position and hold your breath on inhalation for 10-15 seconds.
- If there is an opportunity (for example, somewhere on the country highway), it is very helpful to turn a little - it unloads the back and even the vertebrae.
- Put on the ground a rug made of car. Lying on the back, bend your legs in the knees, graze them with your hands and roll out like a children's rocking chair. This exercise is well refills the vertebra of the infant and lumbar-sacrive.