Spondylosis - when the defense gives up

August 16, 2009

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   Spondylosis - a deterioration of the spine caused by prolonged stress on the joints. Violations most often affects the cartilage and bone in the cervical and lumbar spine. Much less spondylosis affects the thoracic spine.

Most patients with symptoms of spondylosis over 60 years, but sometimes it develops and by the age of 30-40 years. Spondylosis can not be cured completely, but there are tools to effectively deal with its symptoms.

 Spondylosis - when the defense gives up

Symptoms spondylosis

The most common symptoms of spondylosis - pain and numbness in the back or neck, that gets worse with time. The pain may be given in the shoulders and arms. Spondylosis sometimes accompanied by headaches. If there is a pinched nerve tingling and other abnormal sensations in the shoulders, arms and legs. In addition, the patient may feel weakness in the arms and legs, loss of sensation, the deterioration of the ability to maintain balance and control the work of the bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
   and intestines.

In rare cases, spondylosis may be hazardous to the patient's condition. Moreover, its symptoms can mimic the symptoms of a stroke Stroke - a serious brain injury  Stroke - a serious brain injury
   or other dangerous diseases. As soon as possible, contact your doctor if the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal sensations, numbness or weakness on one side of the body.
  • Impaired balance and coordination.
  • Loss of control over urination and defecation.
  • Loss of sensation in the arms, shoulders and legs.
  • Muscle weakness in arms and legs.

 Spondylosis - when the defense gives up


The most common cause of spondylosis is natural wear of cartilage and bone of the spine - this is usually the result of the normal aging process. Very intense physical stress over time can also lead to the development spondylosis.

When the body ages, all of its tissues, including cartilage, gradually lose water. Because of this, in particular, the intervertebral discs are less strong and elastic, and is not so effectively alleviate the load which falls on the spine. The vertebrae in contact with each other, causing a person pain; gradually at the edges of the vertebrae may be formed so-called bone spurs, which take over part of the functions of the intervertebral discs. Bone spurs can put pressure on the spinal cord and cause a pinched nerve Pinched nerve - what to do when severe pain?  Pinched nerve - what to do when severe pain?
 That gives rise to severe pain or numbness.

In addition to the natural aging process, cause of spondylosis may become severe arthritis and stenosis. The risk of spondylosis increases if a person has in the past had a back injury and / or neck.

 Spondylosis - when the defense gives up


As mentioned above, spondylosis can not be cured, but in many cases the symptoms decrease or stabilize themselves. The objective of treatment for spondylosis - allow a person to maintain the usual quality of life, that is, go about their business without feeling pain.

From mild analgesic to relieve symptoms of spondylosis is most often used:

  • Celecoxib (Celebrex)
  • Diclofenac (Voltaren)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)
  • Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
  • Oxycodone (Percocet, Roxicet)

Instead, some doctors prescribe painkillers to patients muscle relaxants. For example:

  • Carisoprodol
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Methocarbamol

Some drugs are used specifically to relieve nerve pain. Among them:

  • Duloxetine
  • Gabapentin
  • Pregabalin
  • When chronic pain is particularly effective drugs such as carbamazepine and phenytoin.

If oral pain relievers do not help, or use them for some reason not possible, the doctor may prescribe corticosteroid injections, physical therapy or traction of the spine.

Surgery may be needed if spondylosis with symptoms can not cope in other ways, as well as loss of mobility, sensitivity, and incontinence.

In addition to traditional methods of treatment, with spondylosis may be helpful Acupuncture Acupuncture - the ancient traditions in the service of modern science  Acupuncture - the ancient traditions in the service of modern science
 , Yoga and massage. Before using for the treatment of these methods, you should consult a doctor.

 Spondylosis - when the defense gives up


In the absence of proper and timely treatment of complications can be severe spondylosis. In particular, spondylosis can lead to chronic very severe pain, incontinence and / or urine, and, in rare cases, permanent disability. To avoid the development of these complications, it is necessary at the first symptoms of spondylosis, seek medical advice and carry out his instructions exactly.

Sirdalud - use: muscle relaxant central action.

October 21, 2011

 Sirdalud - application
 Sirdalud - a drug that is used to relieve muscle spasms in various neurological diseases. Drugs such action is called muscle relaxants. They help to relax the skeletal muscles and the cavity or partially recover the amount of active and passive movements, lost due to illness.

 Sirdalud - use: muscle relaxant central action.

What muscle relaxants

Muscle relaxants - is medicaments which reduce skeletal muscle tone and causing therefore decreased motor activity. There are muscle relaxants central and peripheral actions. Muscle relaxants peripherally acting blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle fibers. Muscle relaxants centrally acting cause relaxation of skeletal muscles by inhibiting the transfer of excitation in the synapses of the central nervous system.

Muscle relaxants are used in various medical fields in order to reduce the tone of skeletal muscles. So, peripherally acting muscle relaxants are used for full relaxation throughout the skeletal muscles during endotracheal anesthesia, with seizures that occur in tetanus.

Central muscle relaxants reduce locomotor activity, but do not cause complete immobilization, and do not affect the neuromuscular transmission or direct excitability of skeletal muscle. This allows you to use them without suppressing the activity of the muscles involved in breathing. Such drugs are used in diseases involving pathological increase in skeletal muscle tone, for example, cerebral and spinal paralysis, spasmodic torticollis. Muscle relaxants centrally acting is also used in muscle contractions (persistent particulars joints due to soft tissue or nerves), traumatic or inflammatory origin.

 Sirdalud - use: muscle relaxant central action.

Application sirdalud for various pain syndromes

Pain accompanies many diseases, especially diseases of the spine and joints. It may be functional disorders of the spine (cervical and lumbar syndromes), inflammatory and metabolic diseases of the joints, conditions after surgery on the spine or joint pain, severe chronic neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis - whether in remission?  Multiple sclerosis - whether in remission?
 , Chronic myelopathy.

The cause of pain syndromes may be different pathological processes, but they are made worse by stiffness (rigidity, caused by muscle tension), and muscle spasm, which is a defensive reaction of the body and is always accompanied by pain in the spine and joints. Pain, stiffness, muscle spasm and limitation of movement are closely connected with each other and mutually influence each other.

To remove or reduce the increased muscle tone muscle relaxants are appointed, which will not only relieve muscle spasm, and reduce pain, prevent contractures and facilitate the emergence of the possibility of restorative treatment in the form of massage, physiotherapy and therapeutic exercises. The decrease in muscle tone helps to increase range of motion in the spine and joints.

One of the modern centrally acting muscle relaxant is sirdalud that inhibits the release of excitatory amino acids in the synapses (local transmission of nerve excitation cells per cell). This leads to the removal of muscle spasm and reduce stiffness. This sirdalud not cause reduction in muscle strength (which distinguishes it from other centrally acting muscle relaxants), so he was appointed as a case of acute painful muscle spasms and chronic spastic states against the background of various neurological diseases. The drug has a private analgesic effect and increases the analgesic effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In addition, he has a slight sedative effect, which is important for pain syndromes.

Doses are selected individually depending on the disease and condition of the patient. It is often prescribed in combination with NSAIDs, which reinforces the analgesic effect. Furthermore, sirdalud reduces the side effects of NSAIDs, such as irritant effect of these drugs on the mucous membrane of the stomach - is a very important property, since patients with chronic pain syndromes years obtained NSAIDs, which leads to diseases such as erosive gastritis and peptic ulcer .

Removing spasm and pain helps to improve blood supply to the tissues, as a spasm, and is removed from the blood vessels. As a result, the lesion improves metabolic processes that promotes healing or improve the patient's condition.

 Sirdalud - use: muscle relaxant central action.

As patients carry sirdalud

Sirdalud generally well tolerated, including advanced age, long-term use in high doses. Sometimes the side effects (often with the use of large doses of drug) appear sleep disturbances Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 , Confusion, decreased concentration, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Lowering blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
 , Slowing heart rate, sometimes - liver dysfunction.

Cancel sirdalud gradually as rapid abolition may lead to an increase in muscle tone.

Galina Romanenko

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