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Stroke: life can start again!
Osteopractic for the prevention and treatment of strokes
Stroke is today the most common disease among people over 40 years of age, which in 80% of cases leads to partial or complete loss of mobility, and consequently, performance. Great and the percentage of mortality in such cases. However, with timely assistance provided and with properly implemented rehabilitation, there is a high likelihood of full recovery of all or most of the lost functions of the body. The use of osteopathy in the post-stroke rehabilitation program allows the majority of patients to start a full life anew.
When life stops
The main characteristic of a stroke is a sharp violation of the blood supply to the lining of the brain. This is due to the emergence of a number of irreversible changes (anatomical, psycho-emotional, functional). These include:
- Immobility, paralysis, paresis.
- Disturbance or loss of speech, hearing, vision, memory.
- Disruption of the functions of the vestibular apparatus (disorientation, lack of ability to recognize surrounding objects and correctly form actions, lack of coordination of movements).
When providing unqualified and untimely care, stroke is often complicated by the development of pneumonia, dysfunction of the pelvic organs, thrombosis of the lower extremities, dementia, and bedsores. That is why it is so important to carry out activities for the prevention of primary and repeated strokes among patients at risk, as well as full post-stroke rehabilitation, on time and in full. The most common causes of impaired cerebral circulation are:
- Rupture of blood vessels.
These problems, as a rule, occur in people with certain spinal injuries, tumor neoplasms or dysfunctions of internal organs, the consequence of which is a change in the patency of blood vessels or deterioration of the blood supply to the body as a whole.
Often, injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine (including birth injuries), osteochondrosis of the same departments, congenital or acquired scoliotic changes in the musculoskeletal system, head injuries, damage to internal organs, injuries or dysfunctions of the upper and lower extremities are prerequisites for the occurrence of strokes. Therefore, carrying out therapeutic measures with the use of osteopathic techniques in the presence of the above problems in a patient is a measure necessary to maintain not only health, but also life.
Osteopractic - an effective method of dealing with stroke and its consequences
The earliest possible start of rehabilitation therapy with the use of mild osteopathic techniques can significantly increase the chances of a complete rehabilitation of patients after a stroke. Even if due to illness, a person completely lost the ability to move, osteopathy, through gentle manual exposure, gradually helps him regain first the mobility of individual body segments, and then fully restore motor skills.The maximum results in such cases brings a combination of different therapies: physiotherapy, osteopathy, exercise therapy, drug treatment.
First of all, all the efforts of doctors are aimed at restoring reflex activity and sensitivity. In this case, rehabilitation necessarily involves working with the psycho-emotional state of the patient. The rehabilitation program for patients who have suffered from a stroke necessarily includes the use of such osteopathic techniques:
- Visceral manipulations to restore the functions of internal organs, their fascias, and the muscles surrounding them.
- Articulation techniques to eliminate muscle spasms of the facial part of the skull involved in the formation of speech function.
- Myofascial releasing to work with spasms at the level of tissues and muscles, relieve tension, relax and restore normal blood supply.
- Craniosacral techniques for the normalization of the craniosacral rhythm of the body and cerebral circulation, as well as nervous regulation at the level of the meninges.
The use of osteopathic correction and methods of recovery allows you to effectively and without side effects to restore the normal state of stroke patients.Through various diagnostic tools, it has been proven that osteopathic techniques help to normalize the state of blood vessels and nerves, to activate brain activity and motor activity.
The combination of the technician, taken from osteopathy with the techniques of manual therapy, taking into account the healthy basis of reflexotherapy, biodynamics and other health techniques, allows us to speed up rehabilitation and to achieve the most complete recovery of lost functionality in stroke patients. Osteopractic significantly expands the possibilities of osteopathic correction and introduces more effective techniques for dealing with disorders caused by strokes.