Osteochondrosis is a disease of the spine, wherein the marked degeneration of the intervertebral disc and decreases its height. Fabric, which affects the disease over time of the cartilage is transformed into bone. As a result, drives are reduced, they can no longer serve as shock absorbers between the vertebrae and begin to put pressure on the nerves that cause pain.
Types of osteochondrosis :- There are several types of osteoarthritis: the cervical spine, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, there is also the so-called common low back pain. The most popular of the disease - the lumbar and cervical osteochondrosis.
Causes of osteoarthritis :- We analyze the main reasons for low back pain occurs. The first plays the role of a genetic predisposition to the disease. Equally important are the problems with metabolism and various infections. One of the causes of degenerative disc disease is obesity and age-related changes in the body.
Further, the disease can occur due to spinal injuries, such as bruises and fractures. It is clear that the cause of osteoarthritis is also problems with posture, such as curvature of the spine and other violations. On the development of the disease affects the presence of flat feet.
Osteochondrosis contributes to adverse environmental conditions and a sedentary lifestyle. If your work involves heavy lifting or permanent changes in body position, then you are also at risk. You can not belong in an uncomfortable position, as this can also cause degenerative disc disease.
The disease progresses due to the overloading of the spine, the cause of which - in diseases of the foot and wearing uncomfortable shoes. Pregnant women also are at risk for osteochondrosis disease. A great risk of developing the disease in athletes who abruptly stop exercising.
Among the factors for the disease are stress, and in addition, smoking. Finally, we must avoid hypothermia, harmful and adverse weather conditions.
As a rule, low back pain occurs when there is a whole range of reasons.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis :- Patients who suffer from osteochondrosis, say aching pain in the back, and in some cases, numbness and feeling an ache in the legs and arms. If time does not begin treatment, over time, a person loses weight, it has atrophied limbs.
It is worth noting that the pain intensifies during sudden movements, physical activity, coughing or sneezing. Patients with osteochondrosis lose the ability to move normally, complain of muscle cramps.
Of special mention are the specific symptoms of each of the types of degenerative disc disease.
If a person has cervical osteochondrosis, he feels pain in the arms and shoulders, as well as headaches. A very striking feature of the disease - the vertebral artery syndrome. It is expressed in the noise in the head, dizziness, a black circle in front of the eyes, coupled with a searing headache.
If the patient is suffering from osteochondrosis of the thoracic, he complains of pain in the chest and heart area. Feels seems like plunged a stake into his chest.
When the disease is an osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral spine hurts patient pain in the lumbar region, which gives to the sacrum and feet.
If the lesion has reached the nerve roots, such as herniated discs, bone growths, or spondylolisthesis spondyloarthritis, it felt shooting pain, and impaired sensitivity. Patients complain of general weakness.
Treatment of osteochondrosis the methods of classical medicine :- Treatment of osteochondrosis combines relief from pain, the problems with the spinal roots activities and the prevention of the progression of degenerative changes in the spine structures. If conservative treatment fails, it is necessary to resort to surgical intervention.
Tell that part of the package of measures on the struggle with osteochondrosis.
A very important part of the treatment - a physiotherapy. Patients need to do special exercises for the purpose of decompression of the nerve roots, correction and strengthen the muscular system. Returns to freedom of movement, the pain goes away.
Another element of the treatment of degenerative disc disease - physiotherapy. In this case, the impact on the body is low-frequency currents, magnetic fields, laser and so on. Method problem consists in reducing pain. Physical therapy is often used for rehabilitation of patients after surgery.
Without massage can not do any treatment of degenerative disc disease. It allows you to relieve muscle tension and pain, stabilize the blood circulation, and in addition, carries a restorative effect.
Anything goes, and a method such as manual therapy. It helps to relieve both acute and chronic pain, and in addition to this - to increase the range of motion and correct posture.
Not to mention such an important technique or traction of the spine. With it you can reduce pain by individual selection of loads and special equipment.
The so-called reflexology combines measures the effect of the reflex zones of the human body and acupuncture points. Note that this technique is not only used in case of osteochondrosis, but also in a number of other ailments.
It can not do without the traditional medicine products, which are used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and normalization of metabolism.
As mentioned above, all methods described are used in combination.
Unfortunately, the bulk of the classical medicine of measures aimed at combating the effects of the disease. But medicines also carry a lot of side effects. The only homeopathy can deal with the true causes of disease without consequences.
Treatment of osteochondrosis the methods of homeopathy :- In cervical osteochondrosis used in homeopathic medicine Eng 6, 12 and 30 of dilution, as well as in the form of ointments and oils.
Strontium carbonate or Stontsiana carbonica helps with cervical osteochondrosis, which is accompanied by hypertension. The necessity of reception of the homeopathic remedy indicates pain in the neck. Used in the preparation of 3, 6, 12 and 30 dilutions.
Aesculus in 3, 3 and 6 dilution assigned when combined with cervical osteoarthritis varicosity.
Melilotus Officinalis 3, 6, 12 and 30 help diluted with osteochondrosis any type.
If osteochondrosis knee joints and it affects the small joints of the feet, the prescribed Lithium karbonicum 3.6 and 12 dilutions.
When combined with low back pain sciatica, comes to the rescue in the Ruta 3, 3 and 6 dilution.
In the case of cervical osteoarthritis helps Staphysagria in 3 and 3 dilution and Theridion 6 and 12 dilutions. If a patient complains of dizziness with vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to cervical degenerative disc disease, it is recommended that the last of these homeopathic medicines.
Also in osteochondrosis it helps Calcarea Phosphorica 3, 6, 12 and 30 of dilution Lithium carbonicum 3, 6 and 12 dilutions.
When osteochondrosis lumbosacral discharged Kalium Carbonicum 3, 6 and 12 dilutions.
It is understood that the appointment of a homeopathic medicine affects constitutional type of the patient.