Arthritis spine pain can be discomforting and can hinder the normal functioning of an individual. Many patients suffering fromspinal arthritis have found relief and comfort through physical therapy and exercises. This non-surgical treatment method consist of a well-designed program that focuses on achieving general fitness while at the same time strengthening the muscles that are present around arthritic joints. A well planned physical therapy program increases joint mobility as well as supports the joints that are affected by spinal arthritis so that further injury can be prevented. These exercises and physical therapy techniques are both water and land based.
Type of Exercise for Spinal Arthritis
The exercises mentioned below are known to help spinal arthritis patients on their own or in combination:
Neck and Back Exercises
This category of exercises is designed to make the spine flexible and stronger. With the help of these neck and back exercises not only increase the muscular strength but also help in keeping undue stress off the arthritic joints and also support them. This category of exercises uses equipments like weight machines as well as exercise bands to add resistance in these exercise programs.
Low Impact Aerobic Exercises
This category of exercises helps in keeping the circulation systems as well as lungs in shape. Apart from that it also helps in keeping the individual’s weight in control. These aerobic workout programs are designed so that they do not place any undue stress on the spine like exercising in water that includes pool therapy or swimming and water therapy, walking as well as stationary cycling.
Water Therapy and Swimming
This exercise therapy is not only effective but also quite enjoyable. Swimming is effective as an exercise as it does not put any added stress on the joints and also help in reducing a patient’s pain. Apart from swimming other exercises performed in the pool not only reduces irritation on the joints in the spinal column but also come with the no risk of possible injury that can occur due to unintended movements during exercises.