Spondylosis of the lumbar spine: symptoms and treatment
Spondylosis of the spine is a disease that results in the development of degenerative processes in the spine. There is a degeneration of the fibrous ring of intervertebral disk protrusion of the nucleus pulposus, as well as the appearance of osteophytes (bone spikes) around the circumference of the front and lateral parts of the vertebrae. As a result of pathological changes in the spine there is a seal or fixation of the vertebrae, accompanied by compression of the nerve endings and the spinal cord. Most often, patients present lumbar spondylosis and cervical spine. This is due to the fact that these departments have heavy workloads, which contribute to their rapid wear. At risk are people over 50 years old.
The main reasons for the development of lumbar spondylosis:
In the elderly spondylosis deformans of the thoracic may also develop as a result of wear of muscle or ligament injury. In very rare cases, damage to the lumbar is observed in young patients of age 20 years. But the disease may not manifest itself at such a young age and slowly symptoms develop. As a result, the symptoms of the disease will manifest itself around the age of 50, and then it will be necessary to begin emergency treatment.
The spondylosis refers to the disease, the predisposition to which is inherited. This means that at risk are patients whose relatives suffered from this disease.
In this disease affected area of the spine is fixed, causing a spasm of surrounding muscles and irritation of the nerve endings of the ligaments. In spondylosis of the lumbar most often deform 4 and 5 vertebrae. Osteophytes cause irritation of the nerve endings, causing radicular symptoms. There is a feeling of discomfort in the buttock, thigh and leg, can appear the so-called symptom of spinal (false) intermittent claudication. Sensations when walking, or a long stay in an upright position. At the initial stage of the disease pain symptoms may be absent and only manifestation of spondylosis will be the limitation. In the later stages the main symptoms are a dull aching pain, feeling of heaviness in the spine and the restriction of his mobility. The pain intensified throughout the day and are not night.
If you are performing any physical activity the patient has severe pain occurs in the back, then it could mean that he has spondylosis of the lumbosacral.
Spondylosis of the cervical and thoracic spine
Compensatory pathology that may develop in the upper back of the patient, is called spondylosis of the cervical spine. Such a disease can be caused by a number of factors, both external and internal nature. The main causes of disease:
Defeat can result from the fusion of the vertebrae. This process caused by degenerative disc disease. The patient is very hard to move his neck at all loads occurs the infringement of the nerve root, the person experiences severe pain.
Treatment should start at an early stage of the disease, when neck muscles are still able to take the entire burden on himself, even support the spine.
To determine the presence of spondylosis of the thoracic is hard enough. This is because the apparent symptoms of this lesion appears very rarely due to the fact that thoracic spine tightly in the ribs. In the first stage of development of the disease it does not manifest itself. The patient begins to feel the bouts of severe pain when the disease progresses to the second stage and between the vertebrae begins to form a hernia.
Osteochondrosis, spondylosis, which is complicated, very dangerous. It can cause severe damage to the nerve fibers by compression. This process will lead to a strong pain in the upper torso, a burning sensation in the chest and may cause numbness in limbs.
Treatment of the disease should start as early as possible, this will help to avoid the destruction of cartilage tissue in the vertebrae. Often destructive processes in the thoracic spine damage the spinal cord, which causes partial or complete immobility of the patient.
Deforming spondylosis of the lumbar
Such a defeat of the spine was dangerous in the transition in the chronic form. If time does not begin treatment, the disease can lead to complete immobilization. Spondylosis is manifested by several symptoms:
The lumbar spine plays a very important role. He takes care of any depreciation loading.
Deformity of the lumbosacral spine is provoked by the violation of blood circulation in the back. This means that all the structures of the spine are not getting enough nutrients. The vertebrae become dry and this leads to their destruction. Spondylosis of the lumbar spine can be prevented by timely treatment, which includes medications and surgery.
Tibetan medicine, massage and acupuncture against disease
To assign a course of therapy at this disease can be a doctor. It needs to conduct a detailed diagnosis and make the diagnosis, to appoint treatment. A disease such as spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine, is treated by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Exact dosage appoint a doctor. Spondylosis deformans of the lumbar need to be treated as quickly as possible. If the disease is run, conventional treatments may not help. In this case, the doctor offers the patient a surgical intervention.
In addition, there are other ways of treatment of degenerative disc disease, spondylosis. Quite often, patients are turning to methods of Tibetan medicine. This treatment has a preventive nature, is able to remove the pain, inflammation, to prevent drying of the vertebrae and their deformation. Such methods slow down the progression of the disease and not allow it to pass into the chronic stage.
Patient offer course in massage therapy, acupuncture, diathermy and physiotherapy. To improve blood circulation and supply tissues with nutrients used herbal remedies. They considerably improve the effect of conventional treatments. After a course of such treatment the patient has lost pain, stop spasms in the muscles, improves nutrition of disks, speeds up the metabolism.
Treatment of degenerative disc disease and spondylosis of folk remedies
The methods of traditional medicine can not always help to completely cure the disease. But in combination with standard therapy they are cleaning the symptoms of the disease, reduce pain, relieve swelling and inflammation. To cure the lesion of the sacrum, use the tincture of eucalyptus. Finely chop 200 g of leaves and fill it with ½ liter of alcohol or vodka. Tightly close the container and allow the medicine to infuse for 1 week. Place the container in a dry, dark place. When the medication is ready, use it for rubbing the affected places. It is best to use the tincture before bed.
Spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine can be treated with tincture of birch buds and leaves. Pour 150 grams of ingredient 500 ml of boiling water and let it brew broth. Only 2-3 hours. Drink 100 g of the decoction after every meal for 1 week. Instead of boiling water you can use alcohol or vodka. Pour 150 g of birch buds 500 ml of alcohol and leave it on for 5 hours in a dark place. When the medication infusion, it can be rubbed into the affected area.
To eliminate inflammation, you must apply the ointment. In order to prepare effective remedy, take 250 g of salt and 150 g of dry mustard. Mix well the ingredients and pour in the weight of 2 tablespoons of kerosene. Again mix the ingredients until a homogeneous consistency. Every night before sleep apply ointment generously to affected areas on your back. Try to RUB the dry cure.