I would like to highlight the particular indications, or when it is reasonable to use ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS exercises.
1. Osteochondrosis of the spine.
The pain syndrome of osteochondrosis is connected first of all, with muscular spasms. Spasms contribute significantly to acute pain, as well as to chronic pain syndrome between the attacks. ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS relieves pain effectively and reduces muscular spasms due to the exercises performed in a relaxation position. You can be in a relaxation position for 10-30 minutes for maximum pain-relief and relaxation. If after such pain-relieving and relaxation you feel that you can continue exercising, you can perform a few exercises in a relaxation position. During exacerbation of the disease, I recommend you perform exercises only in the lying on your back position. In the period between exacerbations, it is recommended to perform the whole complex of exercises.
2. Intervertebral disc hernia.
First of all, it is recommended to consult a doctor in order to find out if there are any indications for surgical intervention. In the majority of cases there is no need for surgery. If surgery is not indicated, without a doubt you can use ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS for treatment. If pain at the herniated discs is intense, I also recommend the exercises be started in the relaxation position lying on your back position.
3. Vertebrobasilar insufficiency.
This syndrome is a part of the cervical osteochondrosis manifestation. In a relaxation position you can ease such the manifestations such as neck pain, dizziness, etc. In a relaxation position, tension of the muscles of the pectoral arch and collar zone decreases, which improves the general state of health.
4. Vegetovascular dystonia.
This condition is connected, not with organic changes, but with regulation of the vascular tone disorder, as well as with the mental state of a patient. Patients often complain of the feeling of “fear of death,” which is frightening, especially in the period of the exacerbation of the disease. The lying on the back position of relaxation can help to relieve exacerbations of vegetovascular dystonia or neurocirculatory asthenia, which is another name for this condition. In the period between exacerbations, it is recommended to perform the whole complex of exercises in the lying on the stomach position and in the standing on all fours position.
5. Period after spinal surgery.
The earlier rehabilitation begins the faster and more effectively patients recover. The gymnastics can be started on the first to third day after surgery, once the patient’s condition allows them to perform the easiest movements. I recommend starting the gymnastics in the relaxation, lying on the back position. If you perform the exercises in bed, the mattress should be firm enough, or you can perform the exercises on the floor. If you are limited in choosing, then perform the exercises in bed, whichever way is possible in your situation. In any case, physical rehabilitation and regeneration will begin this way.
6. Period after trunk or limb surgery.
If the surgeon allows you to perform simple exercise, you should start immediately. ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS is the gentlest system.
7. Arthrosis of the small and large joints
Although ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS affects mainly the spine and trunk, the joints also take active part in the exercises. The respiratory and cardiovascular systems are also given graduated load which is important. If you would like to place particular load on a certain joint, I recommend combining ANTI-PAIN GYMNASTICS with the exercises from isometric gymnastics, which are aimed at particular parts of the body (see my books “The Smart Pelvis”, “The Smart Knee”, “The Smart Foot”, “The Smart Shoulder”, “The Smart Elbow”, “The Smart Hand”).