Yoga-assisted treatment of cervical spondylosis
Yoga is not a substitute for medical treatment of distance, but proper yoga practice can play a good role in preventing health care and functional recovery.
Yoga’s prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of diseases are first based on overall coordination, and then local problems are solved, because the human body is a whole.
From the perspective of yoga, the emergence of any disease is caused by the loss of some balance of the body and the destruction of the harmonious environment in the human body. There is structural balance and energy balance here.
Therefore, in the idea of yoga therapy, we must first find the connection point between the local problem and the whole, and start from the reconstruction of the connection point.
And this connection point is yoga.
Knowing our cervical spine The cervical spine is part of the top of the spine, with the thoracic spine connected to the upper and lower skulls. It must not only bear the weight of the head, but also be responsible for the movement of the head.
It consists of seven vertebrae and intervertebral discs. In addition to the first and second cervical vertebrae, the other vertebrae, vertebral arches, articular processes (two above and below), transverse processes (one on each side), and spinous processes.
There are intervertebral discs between the two vertebral bodies, and articular process joints between the articular processes, which are surrounded by ligaments and muscles. These ligaments and muscles also closely connect the cervical spine with the skull, thoracic spine, shoulders, scapula, and clavicle.
The strength and flexibility of the ligaments and muscles determines the narrowness and stability of the cervical spine.
We usually raise our heads, lower our heads, and turn our heads to express emotions. We nodded and shook our heads to express our attitude. The distortion of the cervical spine is definitely important to us.
However, in daily and work, some of our unhealthy working methods, as well as excessive movement in one direction and continuous maintenance of a certain posture, will cause the muscles around the cervical spine to lose their strength and balance ability, so they will not be able to completely protect the cervical spine.effect.
Usually, chronic cervical spondylosis is caused by cervical pillow vertebral body, trauma or sprain caused by dislocation of the joints and joints of the cervical spine, resulting in spinal mechanical imbalance.
In order to maintain the balance of spine mechanics, the vertebral body then produces osteophyte hyperplasia, which compresses the reduced vascular nerve and spinal cord, etc., which causes various symptoms of discomfort.
Cervical spondylosis can be generally divided into many types, such as cervical type, vertebral artery type, nerve root type, as well as spinal cord type, sympathetic nerve type, esophageal type, mixed type, etc., with relatively few chances of onset.
Most common cervical diseases of the cervical vertebra are generally manifested as soreness and numbness; vertebral artery type can cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting; nerve root fractures spread to the tibia, arms, fingertips, causing pain and numbness.
Complications of mixed cervical disease have the above manifestations.
Cervical spondylosis belongs to “biosis” in Chinese medicine.
As early as in “The Yellow Emperor’s Canon”, there are records of “biosis”.
The name of cervical spondylosis only appeared before and after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It is a very young disease with a younger name, and it is often called “cervical syndrome”.