As a rule, cervical degenerative disc disease occurs because of poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle. Change their habits radically. If you have a sedentary job, after every 20 minutes, get up and stretch, trying to use all the muscles. During operation, ensure that your back is against the back of the chair on which you sit. Head try to keep upright, not tilting forward. When you are watching TV or just relaxing, often change their position. When working at the computer, sit so that the monitor was at a distance of about 30 centimeters, and the head was at about the middle of the screen. Sleep on semi-rigid mattress, which repeats all the curves of the body.
Take a course of massage. Also, when chondrosis good help manual therapy, acupuncture, electrophoresis.
To relieve pain take medicines that you prescribed your doctor. Most often it is painkillers and spasmolytic. In addition, prescribe taking medications to improve microcirculation and metabolism in the cartilage tissue. They can be administered in the form of injections.
In the treatment of any degenerative disc disease, it is first necessary to reduce muscle tension. For this great thermal treatments. Use a heating pad. But keep in mind that overheating is undesirable for the nervous tissue. Therefore, the temperature of the water in the heater should be no more than 37 degrees. Keep it around for 5 – 10 minutes. Then do the self-massage, rubbing the neck hands. And wrap neck warmer with a cloth to avoid hypothermia.
Engage in therapeutic exercises Lying on your back and legs straight, place one hand on his chest and the other on your stomach. Breathe, but not deeply, and tense the muscles. On the exhale, relax. In the same position stretch your arms along the body. Bend your knees and clasp their hands. Pull up to the stomach. Lift your head and touch the forehead knees. Return slowly to the starting position.Lying on back with legs bent at knees, arms out in different directions. Turn your body to the right. Return to the starting position and turn left. Each exercise, perform 4 – 5 times.