Thermal baths, in combination with physiotherapy, massage and other procedures, can significantly relieve back pain, but also joint or muscle pain.
No wonder that we face such problems, especially in the current context, when we spend more time at home, at the computer. One in five Romanians suffers from inflammatory back pain. Over 3% of the adult population is affected by this type of pain, and the most prone are men.
Back pain differs from person to person. It may have a slow onset or may occur suddenly. The pain may be intermittent or constant. In most cases, back pain resolves on its own within a few weeks.
Thermal and sulfur baths will complete your well-being. They reduce depression and pessimism and give you a state of peace and comfort. The body will feel lighter and more relaxed, and any trace of tension is removed.
- Thermal baths – what are the recovery treatments?
- The benefits of thermal waters
- What diseases can be improved by thermal baths
Thermal baths – what are the recovery treatments?
Recovery treatments are, of course, also based on the mineral waters in the area, which can be used in external treatment, aerosols or internal treatment.
Thermal mineral waters (38-60 degrees Celsius) can be used externally, in the form of a bath or to do aquatic gymnastics, or in the form of sulfurous baths, in bathtubs.
The benefits of thermal waters
These are countless! In addition to combating stress, thermal baths can treat both the chronically ill and those with acute spinal disorders.
Chronic conditions such as rheumatism, degenerative diseases of the spine, spondylosis, discopathies, herniated discs and cervical diseases can be alleviated here.
What diseases can be improved by thermal baths
Here are some diseases of the musculoskeletal system that can be alleviated:
- Inflammatory rheumatism – arthralgias after acute rheumatoid arthritis, infectious secondary rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis;
- Degenerative diseases of the spine – spondylosis and cervical discopathy, spondylosis and dorsal discopathy, spondylosis and lumbar discopathy;
- Degenerative rheumatism;
- Inflammatory or degenerative abarticular rheumatic diseases – abarticular suffering of the lower limbs: tenosynovitis of the foot, bursitis, plantar aponeurosis, talalgia, painful deformities of the foot, flat foot, hollow foot, hammer toes, hallux valgus, metatarsalgia; joint suffering of the upper limbs: scapulohumeral periarthritis, painful shoulder, acute hyperalgesic painful shoulder, mixed shoulder, blocked shoulder, pseudoparalyzed shoulder, tendinitis, abarticular suffering of the spine (cervico-brachial neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, sciatica).
- Post-traumatic conditions – post-traumatic joint stiffness or after immobilization, operated hip, post-traumatic agglodistrophy, post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the hip or shoulder, post-traumatic peripheral nerve injuries, suffering after tendon injuries, circulatory and trophic disorders after healed fractures, post-traumatic vertebral sequelae without spinal cord injuries, vertebral pain of various causes (capsulo ligamentary, radicular, osteoligamentary, muscular discopathy), limited mobility, vertebral insufficiency due to deficit or muscle imbalance.
For prophylactic purposes you can do aquatic gymnastics in pools with sulfurous thermal waters. How does it help you? You can prevent and correct:
- poor adaptation to thermal factors (cold hands and feet);
- constitutional deficiencies in the musculoskeletal system (scoliosis, kyphosis, hyperlaxity, capsulo-ligament instability);
- sedentary lifestyle;
- wrong body position.