Exercises to reduce pain due to spondylitis

Spondylitis, the musculoskeletal disorder is an age-related problem. When it is left untreated for an extended period, it can turn your life agonising. If you or your loved one has been detected with ankylosing spondylitis, then it is time to change your lifestyle, particularly by incorporating necessary changes in your eating habits, to tackle the musculoskeletal disorder. Read on about spondylitis treatment and lead a healthier and easier life:

Regular exercise: The primary cause of spondylitis is the lack of physical activity. With regular exercise, one can make one’s muscles more flexible. Exercise helps reduce stiffness and muscular pain as well. It increases the efficacy of your spondylitis treatment plan manifold.

Few simple exercises for spondylitis treatment

• Rotate the head clockwise and anti-clockwise 2-3 times a day. For starters, begin with a 5-minute exercise routine and gradually increase the duration to 20 minutes. In the same way, nodding the neck from one side to the other hand will also provide some relief from pain.

• Rotate your arms in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction couple of times a day. This will maintain an optimum circulation of blood and will aid in reducing stiffness that mostly occurs due to lack of physical exercise.

• Activities like brisk walking and regular swimming five times a week also prove to be hugely beneficial in reducing pain arising from spondylitis.

• Regular cycling also helps in keeping the body fit and flexible. Initially, one may find it tiring, but once the body gets accustomed to the routine, one finds cycling and other exercises rejuvenating and soothing.

It is recommended to consult a doctor before starting any exercise regimen. If pain worsens after commencing regular exercise, remember to refer to a physician immediately.

Epsom salt bath:

If you are wondering how bathing with Epsom salt can prove to be useful in treating spondylitis, then here is the answer. Epsom salt is rich in magnesium that regulates the PH- level of the body and reduces stiffness, inflammation and pain. People suffering from illnesses in the kidney, heart or those who have diabetes should consult the doctor before using Epsom salt.

There are no proven medicines to help treat the musculoskeletal disorder and the straightforward and natural techniques mentioned here are effective and safe in fighting spondylitis.

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