- Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine - a rare, but serious diagnosis
- What to do
Visceral manifestations of thoracic osteochondrosis
Radicular syndrome is often accompanied by manifestations of the internal organs, that is, visceral symptoms. Defeat verhnegrudnyh roots often accompanied by pain in the pharynx and esophagus, sometimes a person complains of a feeling of a foreign body there. They may be constant, or in the form of attacks and amplified with pressure on the affected vertebrae.
With the defeat of the middle chest roots, pain and discomfort in the stomach. These symptoms are worse if the person lies on his back for a long time on a hard surface, as well as movements in the thoracic spine.
Squeezing the eighth and ninth roots may be accompanied by pain in the duodenum, which is reinforced by coughing and sneezing, prolonged sitting and turning the torso. Often the person with pain disturb sensory disturbances in the middle of the anterior abdominal wall.
Violation of the secretion and motility of the stomach - even some signs of thoracic osteochondrosis. Man worried heartburn, nausea, pain in the left upper quadrant, and sometimes vomit.
Motor and secretory disorders of duodenal ulcer manifested by pain in the back and in the pit of the stomach, belching and nausea. There is a feeling of heaviness in the right upper quadrant
Heaviness in the right upper quadrant - require examination
Sometimes a person worried about a swelling in the upper abdomen and vomiting. In cases where impaired intestinal motility due to osteoarthritis, a man complains of diarrhea or constipation and bloating.
For degenerative disc disease of the thoracic characterized by visceral pain in the heart, which are accompanied by a burning sensation in the left side of the chest. Pain arising from the movement in the cervical-thoracic spine in the supine position or with prolonged sitting. Often these symptoms are disguised as angina. Abdominal pain can be mistaken for symptoms of serious damage to abdominal organs, cholecystitis, or nephrolithiasis.
Shortness of breath during breast osteochondrosis arises infrequently and usually it is associated with the appearance of pathology at the level of the cervical vertebrae and the occurrence of laryngospasm (spasm of the larynx). At the same time a person has seizures, during which hampered breath, breath becomes a whistling character. Cough with osteochondrosis of the thoracic as possible. It is important to establish that this symptom is associated only with the disease of the spine, but not with lung pathology.
What to do when breast osteochondrosis
In order to confirm the diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine, need to be examined by a neurologist. You must figure out how to start and develop the disease, what symptoms it manifested itself before the treatment to the doctor. Also, using the survey estimated the human condition at the time of visit.
X-rays, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging can detect abnormalities of the spine, which led to the appearance of signs of osteochondrosis. Using these methods, specify the diagnosis and identify hidden pathology.
Since under osteochondrosis can mask many other diseases, depending on the symptoms, some may require consultations of other specialists. You can not start the treatment of degenerative disc disease of the thoracic spine without conducting diagnostic studies.
How to cure osteochondrosis of the thoracic
Than to treat low back pain
Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
thoracic depends on the stage of the disease, the severity of pain and the presence of comorbidities. Conservative methods aimed at eliminating pain, disruption of the spinal roots and preventing or slowing the progression of degenerative changes in the structures of the spine. If conservative treatment of thoracic osteochondrosis ineffective, then surgical treatment. The volume of surgery depends on the level of destruction and the symptoms of the disease.
If the pain - the main symptoms of osteoarthritis
Symptoms of osteoarthritis - pain and disturbance of sensitivity
thoracic spine in its exacerbation, appointed NSAIDs. These include diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen and other means. They all possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. But these drugs are contraindicated in:
- Ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in the acute phase;
- Expressed violations of the liver and kidneys;
- Hypersensitivity to these drugs;
- Violation of hematopoiesis.
After eliminating the pain you need to decide how to treat osteochondrosis of thoracic later. At this time appointed chondroprotectors - drugs that stimulate the recovery and slow the destruction of cartilage. Drug treatment of degenerative disc disease of the thoracic involves the use of tools such as Teraflex, Struktum, arthritis, Don. They are appointed in combination with other drugs long courses. The combination of drugs and therapies chosen doctor.
Chondroxide - ointment with osteochondrosis
Masi in osteochondrosis - remove pain and muscle tension
thoracic, which stimulates the regeneration of cartilage tissue. The drug is still available as a gel for external use. Chondroxide anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. It is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to it and damage the skin at the site of funds.
Muscle relaxants - drugs that relieve muscle spasm, and as a result, reduced pain symptoms of the disease. Mydocalm - one. It is contraindicated in myasthenia gravis (increased abnormal fatigue of skeletal muscles).
Also conducted rehabilitation measures. These include:
- Physical therapy (iontophoresis, ultrasound, magnetic therapy, diadynamic currents, darsonvalization);
- Massage, traction (traction);
- Hot tubs;
- Spa treatment.