In Mulligan manipulation therapy, homework is essential. After the therapist performs joint mobilization for the patient, in order to maintain the function, he will teach the patient some exercises, as a home exercise, and let the patient at home Treat yourself. Today, the editor will introduce to you the self-treatment and rehabilitation method of limited cervical rotation and limited cervical scoliosis or backward reclining. Its famous name is "self-service SNAGS (dynamic facet joint mobilization)". You can stay at home with a small towel. Do your own rehabilitation. This self-treatment method is simple, economical, easy to use, and very effective. If "SELF SNAGS" is learned correctly, the symptoms will improve immediately!
1. "Self-service SNAGS" treatment of cervical spine rotation limitation
If you want to increase the right rotation of the cervical spine, place the edge of the towel on the spinous process, hold the towel on the left with your right hand, hold the towel on the right with your left hand, and hold the elbow of your left hand against the back of the chair to prevent the upper back from rotating. At this time, pull the towel with your right hand, pull it along the facet joint plane (in the direction of the right eyeball), and turn your neck to the right (within the range of motion that does not cause pain). When turning to the right At the end of the movement, give a moderate pressure to the facet joint for 3 seconds and repeat 6-10 times. If you want to treat the lack of left rotation of the cervical spine, change to hold the towel on the right with your left hand and move to the leftPull in the upper direction. If necessary, you can do "self-service SNAGS" 6-10 times every 2 hours.
Note: During the operation, the towel hand drawn by the right hand should be attached to the left cheek. The whole treatment process will not be painful. If it hurts, Immediately change the treatment segment or the direction of the rotation force until the correct segment and rotation force are found. Pressure at the end allows other friends to help. In addition, alsoYou can use professional Theratools belts for "self-service SNAGS", the effect will be better.
2. "Self-service SNAGS" in the treatment of cervical scoliosis or restricted backwards Restriction is more common. Generally, "self-service SNAGS" therapy can effectively treat the problem of reclining, and the symptoms will be greatly improved. Spin with the treatment of cervical spineThe method of transfer restriction is the same. Suppose you have a problem with C5/6. The edge of the towel is stuck in the spinous process of C5. Pull up the two ends of the towel and pull up the towel along the treatment plane of cervical scoliosis or receding to make C5 follow the treatment. Plane sliding. In the case of indications, the degree of movement of cervical scoliosis or receding will increase and pain will decrease. After that, do it 6-10 times every 2 hours and increase or decrease the frequency as needed.
Note: When the cervical spine is tilted back, the towel should be pulled toward the direction of the eyeball, and always follow the treatment plane.
The common mistakes are as follows
(a) When the head rotates , The hand pulling the towel did not rotate with the head, and the pain did not alleviate.
(b) The towel was rolled together without using the edge of the towel to catch the spinous process, so that there was no way when pulling Pull to the specific section that you want to treat; so you must use the edge of the towel to jam a certain cervical spine.
(c) The towel is pulled forward without following the treatment plane of the facet joint Sliding.
(d) After the cervical spine is rotated to the end, when it returns to the original position, the patient will feel very painful if he forgets to maintain the pulling force of the sliding.