Massage in osteochondrosis - help at any stage of the disease

November 15, 2013

 Massage in osteochondrosis
 Massage in osteochondrosis can be made at any stage of the disease, but only if it is done by qualified experienced medical professional. Otherwise, you can provoke an aggravation of degenerative disc disease or cause amplification of pain already begun. When osteochondrosis actively used all kinds of massage.


What is osteochondrosis massage

When osteochondrosis degenerative-dystrophic changes in intervertebral discs cause impairment of spinal nerve roots, which are accompanied by severe pain. In order to protect the affected area in the body there is a strong reflex muscle spasm, but the spasm not only protects the place of pain from additional injury, but also intensifies the pain.

Treatment of osteoarthritis massage is performed to relieve pain and strengthen muscles that support the spine could not avoid infringing nerve roots. How to Massage in osteochondrosis? It is best left to professionals, but it can be done self-massage, as well as


Classic massage with osteochondrosis

Of course, the most effective is the classic manual massage made by an experienced masseur with medical education. Classical massage technique with osteochondrosis can relieve or reduce pain, strengthen muscles and prevent relapse. During exacerbation of osteochondrosis therapist will work on the place of pain is mediated through the painless areas of the body associated with the location of the pain reflex. And without exacerbation can already actively work on all areas where it is possible the emergence of pain and actively strengthen the muscles concerned.

Massage technique with osteochondrosis includes the following methods in the order of their performance: stroking, squeezing, kneading, shaking, rubbing, active and passive movement with resistance, percussion techniques, shaking. During exacerbation of pain experienced and less active therapist applies techniques from session to session increasing the impact, in line with the state of the patient.

Massage with cervical osteochondrosis should be done with extreme caution, because in this area there are many points related to the vital centers in the brain. Massage the neck with osteochondrosis is used in all stages of the disease, including massage is performed at an exacerbation of osteoarthritis. It should not be done only at very strong pains. Masseur performs all techniques of classical massage Classical massage: the main thing - it's hands  Classical massage: the main thing - it's hands
 , Focusing on tactile squeezing the muscles of the neck and hands and intensive kneading muscles and placed them in bundles appearing in osteochondrosis. This small diameter of 2-5 mm thick somewhat painful nodules, which are cured muscle protein structures. Such nodules compress the tissue, causing pain in them, and sometimes the pain from other areas gives to such nodules and magnified. Kneading them held for 3-5 minutes daily for 7-10 days or more before the disappearance of the nodules.

Massage in breast osteochondrosis, Massage in osteochondrosis of the lumbar, massage at the lumbar - sacral osteochondrosis - all of them are also held by all the rules of classical massage the entire back, including neck area and lower back.



For the prevention and treatment of osteochondrosis plays an important role self-massage. The basic techniques of self-massage are stroking, rubbing, kneading and vibration of muscles. It starts with self-massage strokes, with the hand glides over the skin, do not collect it in the crease. How much and you can put pressure on the surface of the body, depending on individual tolerance.

Trituration arm (base palm, thumb, and fingers all pads), producing a pressure on the body tissue moves them in different directions. Kneading - it's effects on muscle. Individual muscles grab hand, pulled, squeezed, and as if squeezed. Vibration - is to create a vibrational motions in tissues by slapping, tapping, shaking tissue brush.

Self-massage with cervical osteochondrosis Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers  Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers
   It is held in the neck area. It should be done in the morning and evening for ten minutes. The procedure is performed while sitting, while the head is turned in the opposite half of the neck massaged. If such a turn of the head prevents the pain self-massage of the neck with osteochondrosis held in the position of the head, where the pain is minimal.

Self-massage is contraindicated in any acute illness, including fever, skin diseases, as well as bleeding.


Types of Massage in osteochondrosis

Widespread today acupressure Acupressure - Eastern practices in the service of modern science  Acupressure - Eastern practices in the service of modern science
   osteochondrosis, where the impact is made on the specific points on the body reflexively linked to certain muscles, nerves and blood vessels. Perfectly acupressure helps with cervical osteochondrosis, but it is good only in the hands of a specialist - find the point is not so simple. Also effective electromassage osteochondrosis.

Cup massage in osteochondrosis (aka vacuum massage with osteochondrosis) is good for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the back. Massage of the back with osteochondrosis and massage with lumbar osteochondrosis Lumbar degenerative disc disease - the influence of provoking factors  Lumbar degenerative disc disease - the influence of provoking factors
   It is conveniently carried out using the massager. Massager from degenerative disc disease (osteochondrosis massager) may take the form of a track, which can be used as long loofah with handles.

Massage can be performed using honey. Honey Massage in osteochondrosis may be effective than normal. Honey massage with cervical osteochondrosis it is possible to carry out a self-massage.

Massage and self-massage in osteochondrosis - is one of the main methods of treatment.

Galina Romanenko

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  • Treatment of osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis and shoulder joint - a complication that can lead to disability

December 17, 2013

 osteochondrosis of the shoulder joint
 Osteochondrosis, and the shoulder joint can be connected. Cervical osteochondrosis Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight  Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
   It may be complicated by shoulder-humeral periarthritis (osteochondrosis of the shoulder joint - this is a misnomer) - a serious illness accompanied by severe pain and impaired movement in his hand. This complication is often the cause of disability of patients with cervical osteochondrosis Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers  Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers


Reasons for the development of shoulder periarthritis

Periarthritis of shoulder (correct - periarthrosis, as are changes in the joint exchange and not inflammatory character) is a complication of cervical degenerative disc disease. Sometimes the disease is referred to as "low back pain shoulder," but it is wrong, as osteochondrosis - a disease of the spine.

Cervical osteochondrosis may be complicated by prolonged pain in the shoulder joint - shoulder-humeral periarthritis. The name reflects the inflammatory nature of the disease, as was previously thought that it is caused by some infectious agent. And only in the middle of the last century, it was found that changes in the joint are degenerative-dystrophic character and are the result of degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine. However, the diagnosis of shoulder periarthritis was lawful on par with the diagnosis of shoulder periarthrosis.

Today, it found that shoulder-scapular periarthritis develops as a result of violation of innervation of shoulder area on the background of cervical osteochondrosis. Most often this occurs in osteochondrosis of the intervertebral disc between the fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. As a result, in the tissues surrounding the shoulder joint, slowly evolving and growing degenerative-dystrophic processes. A feature of this process is that the metabolic disturbances in the joint starts at the beginning of compression of spinal nerve roots, but the disease for a long time does not manifest itself.

The disease is accompanied by persistent muscle spasm caused by a lesion of the intervertebral disc. The leading role of the disc confirmed by the fact that when you remove the disc cramping disappears.


Symptoms of shoulder periarthritis

Symptoms of shoulder periarthritis (symptoms of osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint - this is wrong, but many patients the disease is called that way) - joint pain, typically occur for no apparent reason, most often at night, while you sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . Pain is increasing gradually, radiating to the neck and arm, worse at the hands of abduction (in this case, the pain is concentrated in the outer area of ​​the joint) and at the institution behind it. Sometimes the pain from the beginning is acute. The pain is mainly localized in the attachment of tendons and ligaments to bone protrusions, so they are felt as deep pain. If outside help to raise their hands up, at a certain moment the pain disappears. At the same time there is a muscle spasm in the area of ​​shoulder joint.

The pain intensified while moving his hands, and when palpation (palpation) of the joint. The pain and muscle spasm sharply limited range of motion in the hand, there is a joint stiffness, resulting in atrophy (decrease in volume) of the muscles. Typical posture of the patient: the shoulder on the affected side is pressed against the chest, the amount of shoulder abduction sharply limited mainly due to the low mobility of the blades. Over time, it developed the so-called "frozen shoulder", in which the patient can not lift the arm above the horizontal level.

Symptoms "shoulder osteoarthritis" - it is also a violation of the innervation of the upper limb, which manifests itself in muscle atrophy, swelling and a small brush cyanosis, decreased skin temperature in the hand, especially in the brush. But during recurrence of pain may be increased skin temperature.

Often, periarthritis of shoulder affected the vegetative part of the nervous system that manifests itself "jumps" blood pressure, pain in the heart or the stomach and so on.



The treatment of shoulder periarthritis (or treatment of osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint, as it is called, some patients) during the acute phase starts with pain relief. The arm should hang the arm so that the bandage raised her arm, but not tight, with the neck. At the same time prescribe painkillers for systemic effects and for external use in the form of ointments, creams and gels, as well as drugs, relieves spasms of muscles (muscle relaxants).

After a sharp pain go, go to the restoration of locomotor ability of the joint using a complex physiotherapy (physical therapy), massage, physiotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture and other methods. These treatments are combined with drug therapy - drugs, reducing blood flow (angioprotectors), metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   in cartilage (hondroprotektorami, B vitamins).

If the movement of shoulder joint is very limited, prescribed glucocorticoid hormones, which are introduced in the joints and soft tissues around it.

Treatment "shoulder osteochondrosis" should be extended: the restoration of movements of shoulder joint occurs only after 6-12 months of regular sessions of physical therapy etc. medical supervision.

Galina Romanenko

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  • osteochondrosis