Anyone who has ever suffered intercostal neuralgia, knows how painful this disease is transferred. Pain while there are so intense that the patient can not only turn, but also a deep breath. Treatment of intercostal neuralgia
Intercostal neuralgia - learn to distinguish between pain
also lends itself with difficulty.
What is intercostal neuralgia and why it develops
Intercostal neuralgia - is pain along the intercostal nerves caused by inflammation, trauma, compression of other impacts. The pain can be paroxysmal, penetrating nature of the spread along the intercostal spaces (often such a pain similar to angina), or be permanent and debilitating chest. The pain intensified because of the protective muscle spasm of the chest.
Intercostal neuralgia may begin when a pinched nerve at the point of exit from the spine or along the intercostal nerve trauma (including the recurring microtraumas), diseases or tumors of the ribs, vertebrae, intervertebral discs, ligaments and joints of the spine. The compression and irritation of the intercostal nerves can also occur against the background of various diseases, tumors, and injuries to internal organs.
The basic plan of examination and treatment of patients with intercostal neuralgia
First you need to remove the pain. To do this, appointed by bed rest, medication, physical therapy, reflexology
Reflexology - a policy of non-drug therapies
. Appointed as drugs that improve trophic processes in the tissues of the affected segment.
After pains taken, the patient survey is conducted to identify the cause of nerve entrapment and possibly fix it. To do this, conducted X-ray, ultrasound, laboratory tests, and after the establishment of the final diagnosis is assigned to the treatment of neurological diseases or diseases of internal organs, causing neuralgia.
It is not an easy task. First of all, the patient is assigned to bed rest, better lying on a hard surface - so less injured ribcage.
Drug therapy is the appointment painkillers. Normally, orally or intramuscularly administered non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can reduce inflammation and pain average intensity. These drugs include diclofenac, nimesulide, ketorol and others. Assigned by these drugs and topically applied in the form of ointments or gels according to the intercostal nerves (e.g., Voltaren
Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain
In very severe pain that is not enough, and then appointed by the intercostal blockade with anesthetics. In most cases, for this purpose, a 2% novocaine solution. Spot injection of novocaine are held in place exit spinal nerves.
Appointed as B vitamins and medicines, relieving muscle spasm of the chest, such as Mydocalmum
Mydocalm: drug from muscle spasms
To relieve pain appointed as physiotherapy (UHF, ultraviolet irradiation, electrophoresis with anesthetics, etc.), courses of acupuncture (acupressure, acupuncture, moxibustion).
Used light massage with warming ointments - it helps to relax the muscles in the chest and back pain relief. Such procedures and improve metabolism, increase the extensibility of the ligaments, causing blood flow to the site of the lesion. After the procedure is necessary to wrap up the chest. For these procedures suitable ointment containing bee venom, they reduce pain, inflammation, have distracting effects.
On the skin at the site of intense pain can be stuck a pepper patch - this procedure is long and warm painkillers.
Traditional methods of pain relief
Traditional medicine knows many recipes for pain relief during intercostal neuralgia:
- half a cup of flax seed to put in a bag made of natural fabrics, pour boiling water, hold it for ten minutes and apply to the affected area;
- leaves and branches of fresh tarragon chop, pour boiling water, to insist 10-15 minutes, mixed with a small amount of vegetable oil applied to the affected area, cover with cellophane, wrap and keep for an hour;
- tablespoon fresh kidney aspen grind in a mortar and mixed with four tablespoons of softened butter; resulting ointment to rub in a little place of great pain.
Treatment of intercostal neuralgia after pain relief
The final treatment of intercostal neuralgia is done after diagnosis, depending on the cause of the disease. If this is the disease of the spine, then the courses of therapeutic massage, manual therapy, physiotherapy. The absence of effective and permanent relapses intercostal neuralgia surgery performed (eg a herniated disc of the spine, which caused seizures intercostal neuralgia).
When identifying any internal diseases or tumors that caused the intercostal neuralgia, they are also being treated or removed.
Treatment of intercostal neuralgia - not an easy task.