[ Montar ayuda a los problemas de espalda]

Quiero compartir un articulo que me alegra mucho ver en Internet ya que esta situacion me ha tocado en lo personal. Las Navidades del 2007 las pase en cama,  como por 3 o 4 semanas a causa de un accidente en la Melody...  se me 'dañaron' dos discos de la espalda y apenas podia moverme.  Como soy terca, no me queria tomar nada, ni hacerme cirugia ni mucho menos un bloqueo de nervios - que era lo que recomendaba el Doctor. Mi esposo y mi familia en general, no me querian ver a caballo otra vez despues de esto... pero cuando uno lleva algo tan fuerte adentro no le hace caso a nadie. En fin, que tan pronto me pude levantar ya estaba yendo a ver a la Melody y a los demas caballos todos los dias.El Doctor me dijo que no podia montar por lo menos en 5 meses... pero como soy TERCA,  un dia no aguante mas y me monte- a paso lento, pero monte. Al otro dia volvi a hacerlo, y al otro, y al otro... y cada vez me sentia mejor. Era el mejor alivio, mejor que estar sentada o acostada, mejor que un masaje o cualquier terapia fisica que habia recibido. Nadie me creia, pero ahora les tengo pruebas cientificas !   Aqui, les dejo un articulo que dice, que montar, alivia los problemas de la espalda ;)

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health__Science/Horse_riding_eases_back_pain/articleshow/4000983.cms

WASHINGTON: Riding on horseback not only eases back pain, but also boosts the rider's confidence and emotional well being, according to a new

study. The findings contribute to the growing body of evidence that horseback riding and related equine assistance therapy programs for disabled and injured individuals benefit human participants.

Lead author Margareta Hakanson said that the main reason seems to be "that the movements transferred from the horse's body to the rider are very like the body movements made by a person walking."

"There are no excessive movements, but a continuous bilateral influence on postural balance that is enhancing balance reactions and the fine movements in the rider's trunk," said Hakanson, a researcher in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Goteborg University in Sweden.

For the study, Hakanson and her colleagues analyzed how horseback riding, along with other equine-related therapies, affected 24 patients suffering from back pain and other health problems. Post treatment, riders were evaluated on both their physical and mental well-being. All participants experienced benefits in both areas.

"For those suffering from back pain, a horse at walk provides relaxing movements. Apart from the movement influence, the psychological effects of managing, communicating with and steering a large animal promote self confidence," Hakanson said. The study is published in the latest issue of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.