5 Exercises for ankylosing spondylitis

Motion in ankylosing spondylitis: A Main pillar in addition to the treatment of pain and inflammation

In ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine, lose mostly the small vertebral joints, your mobility, and patients suffer from pain and stiffness feeling. In the course of the disease, they become fossilized and increasingly deform the spine. In the lumbar area of the spine flattens, in the area of the thoracic spine with a hump is formed. But Concerned can counteract this process.

In principle, the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis is based on three pillars: pain relief, inflammation and movement. Pain and inflammation can be treated with medication. A natural Alternative therapy are-driveways in radon thermal great, the achieve the clinical picture of ankylosing spondylitis with very good results.

“Patients report a significant reduction of pressure pain, pain intensity, functional limitations, and medication consumption,” says Univ.-Doz. Dr. Bertram Hölzl, Radon expert and scientific Director of the Gastein healing caves. “Many patients with ankylosing spondylitis, who regularly perform such a radon thermal therapy, can do without, in addition, almost completely on the intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs.”

Pain relief and inhibition of inflammation does not improve the quality of life of patients, but also make you sick tables measures of the spine stiffening to counteract, often in the first place. In ankylosing spondylitis it is important, life-long and continuous attitude to train movement ability and physical condition, to the threat of a stiffening of the spine prevent. There are special therapies, such as the so-called storage rolling on wood. “Exercises can be learned with the physiotherapist or in a course of treatment correctly,” says Dr. Hölzl. “Following patients should perform the Exercises in the best case, every day.”

5 Exercises for ankylosing Becherew patients

Take Exercises time for the ankylosing spondylitis-and they do best in front of a mirror. The clothes should be comfortable. All Exercises should not cause pain. In acute ankylosing spondylitis-is batch mode, in consultation with the attending physician. If this is not possible, you should take a break from the Gym Exercises.

Storage treatment on wooden rollers

Learn this Exercise with your physiotherapist!
Roll in towels wrap and a soft surface to choose
A roller under the thoracic spine to put
Further, the matter of the sacrum and coccyx place
For about 15-20 minutes.
A pleasant strain to evoke feeling, can’t hurt!
Leads to a better upright posture

Strengthening of the shoulder, shoulder girdle & Back

Thera-Band with your feet on the ground fix
Move diagonally from the inside bottom to the top of the outside
Movement is executed slowly and dynamically
3 x 15 repetitions – in between 1 Minute of rest and short Auslockern

Strengthening of the hamstrings, hip extensors, spinal erectors

Pool, slowly lifting and lowering, 5 seconds hold up.
Enhancement: A leg lift during the 5-seconds-holding position
3 x 15 – 20 reps, in between 1 Minute of rest.

Mobilisation of the entire spine

With your back on the Ball
Feet up
Slow on the Ball from front to back and back rollers
Exercise perform 30 seconds each, 3 Times, in the short breaks setting up
Stretches the hip joints

Mobilisation of the thoracic spine

Feet about 50 centimeters away from the wall set up
Fascia roll with the back against the wall
Slowly bend the knees and stretch and roll and move down
Exercise perform 30 seconds each, 3 Times repeat