Rotation of the vertebrae what it is, causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention
Rotation of the vertebrae – pathology, in which the vertebra changes its position relative to the vertebral trunk. Threat this turn its complications. If the patient has a crooked spine that is likely to occur and rotation of the vertebrae.
Important points in the diagnosis of the following rotations:
- If there is a pinched nerve endings;
- Why was the offset and where it is localized.
Treatment and prevention
If before diagnosed with curvature of the spine rotation has already been observed, start to move more. Engage in gentle physical therapy, move more. Try not to sit long at the computer, and if necessary – from time to time to get up and stretch. Lose weight – the spine is not designed for these loads.
The best prevention of pathologies of the spine is swimming in the pool – back stretches, the muscles are strengthened, freed from the pressure on your spinal discs.
Your doctor may prescribe the wearing orthopedic corset and physiotherapy or massage. For fixing the neck can be used collar Trench. The inflammation is removed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drugs (Diclofenac, Ibuprofen). In the case of acute pain valid novocaine blockade of the spine.
With the permission of the doctor can be used acupuncture, chiropractic services. In extreme cases is surgery, in which his vertebrae are fixed in a medical metal.
- Read also: Exercise while kyphosis.
What is the difference between torsion and rotation
Rotation is literally a twist, and torsion – twisting. Often these terms are confused. When torsion of the vertebrae does not change its position in the structure of the ridge, he changes his form, twisting. When torsion of neighboring vertebrae often do not change, and notice pathology visually there is no way. This diseased vertebrae begin to show themselves, if not pinched nerves.
- See also: Instability of the vertebrae.
To notice a growing torsion is possible only through x-ray. If the picture is not visible both arms, diagnosed torsion.
Torsion can be absolute and relative. Absolute is due to the already present distortions of the ridge and the relative does not affect the overall structure. Torsion causes muscle spasms and slowly deform the cartilage tissue of intervertebral discs.