Physiotherapy in osteochondrosis - advantages over other methods

December 4, 2013

 physiotherapy osteochondrosis
 With the purpose of treatment in osteochondrosis used a variety of methods, one of which is the use of physical factors. Physiotherapy in osteochondrosis has a wide range of beneficial effects on the area of ​​the pathological process in the spine, so the recovery occurs in less time. It is an effective tool for the course of rehabilitation treatment in the period after decrease in acute inflammation.


The mechanism of the health effects

Physiotherapy in osteochondrosis Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight  Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
   influences not only on the spine and on the organism as a whole. This is due to the following health benefits:

  • improvement of neurohumoral regulation
  • Stimulation of metabolic processes
  • activation of the body's immune
  • anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect in the area of ​​defeat in the spine

In practice we use the beneficial properties of various factors. Widely used mud treatment light or ultrasound, laser, and other physical methods. Doctor prescribes physiotherapy osteochondrosis taking into account the clinical picture of the disease, the mechanism of its development, that the procedures had the most pronounced therapeutic effect.

When osteochondrosis noted the presence of pain. In addition to the standard use of pain medications, reduce the appearance of pain allows electrotherapy, based on the use for therapeutic purposes or AC CMT. Modulated currents stimulate the production of specific substances in the body of mediators which have analgesic activity. After the completion of the first treatment, patients reported that the severity of the pain became less. To achieve a full therapeutic effect must spend ten procedures while they can be repeated at the stage of rehabilitation of the course of treatment, when no clinic acute process.


What methods of preference

Outside the period of exacerbation of osteochondrosis should be courses physiotherapy several times during the year. Even during the clinical manifestations of the disease can achieve good results if physiotherapy osteochondrosis appointed promptly and rationally chosen. Reducing the severity of inflammatory changes in the affected area of ​​the spine occurs when exposed to a magnetic field.

The magnetic field can provide general and local (local) action. When osteochondrosis achieved inflammatory, anti-inflammatory, analgesic effects. By improving the processes of circulation and microcirculation, normalization of regenerative processes manage to prolong the period of remission when the patient has no clinical manifestations of the disease. Patients should be informed that we can not expect to receive instant treatment effect in the course of the procedure, relief comes only after some time. Targeted actions to the point of pain produced micromagnet. They attach to the identified weak points and restorative point. Create a magnetic field alternating action has no damaging effect on the cells, and the therapeutic effect is pronounced.

When osteochondrosis appointed by the local variety of drugs. To improve the process of their penetration into the tissue at the site of lesions of the spinal column, it is possible to resort to a method of ultrasound. The use as a therapeutic agent of high frequency sound waves based on the development of micro-massage effect of the underlying tissue. This wave frequencies have the ability to penetrate deeply into the tissue, while the action point is only at the point where there is the pathological changes.

The use of different physiotherapy treatments can successfully combine or alternate. For proper selection of treatment regimen should receive expert advice on physical therapy, so he can recommend which physiotherapy osteochondrosis need to get together with drugs.

Marina Solovyov

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  • Treatment of osteochondrosis

Hernia - why you should not tolerate the pain - The structure of the human spine

April 5, 2009

  • Hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain
  • The structure of the human spine

The structure of the human spine

Spine - is connected by a special way of the vertebrae (them 32-33). Fixing the vertebrae in the spinal column takes place with the help of continuous and intermittent connections - it provides greater stability to the backbone with sufficient mobility. And to the vertebrae are not injured, among them is a special anti-vibration device - intervertebral disc. The intervertebral disc is a gelatinous core surrounded by dense fibrous ring that does not go beyond the core backbone.

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What is it - hernia and why it occurs

Vertebral (or intervertebral) hernia occurs when rupture of the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc with a portion of nucleus pulposus under pressure extends outwardly and forms a protrusion in the spine. This in turn causes narrowing of the spinal canal, compression of nerve roots and spinal cord membranes, inflammation and edema of the surrounding tissue.

Typically, spinal hernias occur at a young age to 45 years. At older ages in the spine appear age-related changes that cause a decrease in the elasticity of the nucleus pulposus, and therefore reduced, and the possibility of developing vertebral hernia.

The causes of vertebral hernia - a genetic predisposition (especially the structure of the spine), metabolic disorders Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
   (including low back pain), injuries, bad posture, past infectious and any chronic diseases (decreased muscle tone, and thus increase the load on the spine), severe physical stress, sudden sharp turns of the body and so on.

 The structure of the human spine | hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain

Signs of vertebral hernia

When vertebral hernia there is a strong pain in the hernia and along the nerves extending from the spinal cord. In the region, which are innervated by a pinched nerve, can be broken motor coordination and muscle strength. The most frequent location of vertebral hernia - lumbar spine. Signs of herniation of the lumbar spine: numbness in the groin (sometimes numbness may occur in the toes), pain in the lumbar region, which can be spread from top to bottom on the back of the leg.

Cervical spine is not affected as much as the lumbar, but the disease is more severe: intense pain in the upper back and neck to give a hand, numb fingers, worried about severe dizziness, low blood pressure (up to loss of consciousness).

 The structure of the human spine | hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain

Diagnosis of vertebral hernia

To clarify the diagnosis of vertebral hernia performed radiographic and functional studies.

Radiographic studies can detect bone changes in the spine. Pictures taken on a computer tomograph, visible changes in the bone and surrounding soft tissues. Even better changes in the soft tissues are identified on X-rays taken after the injection of contrast material into the spinal canal (myelography). All potential changes in the tissue can be seen during magnetic resonance imaging.

Functional diagnostic methods detect the early stages of vertebral hernia.

 The structure of the human spine | hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain

Conservative treatment of vertebral hernia

In the treatment of vertebral hernia are always applied first conservative (without surgery) treatment: removal is carried out pain and swelling of the surrounding tissues, restore spinal function, movement and sensation in the affected areas.

To relieve the spine of his fixed and stretched with the help of special techniques, while immediately prescribe drugs to relieve swelling and inflammation, and some time - courses of physiotherapy, massage, manual therapy Chiropractic: the main thing - to choose the competent expert  Chiropractic: the main thing - to choose the competent expert
   (reduce a hand and put in place the intervertebral disc), reflexology Reflexology - a policy of non-drug therapies  Reflexology - a policy of non-drug therapies
   (effects on specific points on the body associated with the internal organs, bones, muscles and nerves), physiotherapy.

 The structure of the human spine | hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain

Operative treatment spinal herniation

Operational methods of treatment for spinal hernia used less and less, as they are not always effective and often give complications. The operation is performed only when conservative treatment does not work, and the patient's condition deteriorates. The operation involves the partial or complete removal of the vertebral disc.

 The structure of the human spine | hernia - why it is not necessary to endure the pain

How to prevent spinal hernia

Prevention of vertebral hernia - is, above all, strengthening the muscles of the trunk. For this purpose it is necessary to make special exercise Myths about exercise: do not believe  Myths about exercise: do not believe
 , Active lifestyle, spending posture correction in children.

In order to prevent the resumption of the disease after treatment is prescribed set of individual exercises, massages, hydrotherapy (particularly indicated radon and hydrogen sulfide baths), physiotherapy.

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  • hernia