One of the most common causes of back pain is osteochondrosis. This is the name of the spinal disease in which the intervertebral discs are affected. In the case of such a lesion, the discs become detached, deformed, and their height changes. Therefore, the pain.
According to statistics, almost 80% of the world’s population suffers from this pathology to some degree. Amazing number! The "scary size" can be explained quite simply.
Answer a few questions. Do you lead a more passive lifestyle than an active one? Do you travel by car rather than on foot? Do you spend a lot of time in front of the computer sitting in a posture? If you said more "yes" than "no, " unfortunately you have every chance of suffering from osteochondrosis sooner or later.
The danger of the pathology is that people who are afraid of osteochondrosis usually don’t even know about it. It is difficult to recognize in the initial stages and difficult to heal in the later stages.
In most cases, the pathology is diagnosed when damage to the internal organs occurs after osteochondrosis. This often happens because the spine is a support for the whole body and a violation of its functions negatively affects the whole body.
Professionals who treat osteochondrosis will ask you to be more attentive to yourself and your health. Notice the slightest symptom of malaise and contact us immediately. We help you recognize the disease at an early stage and cure it before it becomes invincible.
Symptoms of chest osteochondrosis
And in order to make it easier to understand that it’s time to see a specialist, pay special attention to the "brightest" signs of osteochondrosis.
Chest osteochondrosis, the symptoms of which depend on which part of the spine is affected by the deformity, is most often manifested in the form of discomfort and pain in the back. It can also be a sharp pain between the shoulder blades, between the ribs. The pain can be localized along the thoracic spine, aggravated by movement.
Not only back pain can indicate a problem. If your heart, nerves, liver, other internal organs are "tricking, " it could be a warning "bell. "
The main symptoms of osteochondrosis of the chest are:
- decreased mobility in the thoracic spine. However, this is not always a symptom of osteochondrosis. Such signs include Bechterew's disease, scoliosis and other spinal deformities, Forestier's disease, and so on. also appear. An X-ray is needed to pinpoint the causes of the pain. By contacting qualified professionals, you can undergo an X-ray examination directly at our center and receive an expert opinion immediately;
- pain in the chest, behind the sternum, more often on the left side. Similar symptoms occur in ischemic heart disease. Therefore, you will need an ECG, an ECG to clarify the details. You can also go through a special clinic;
- pain in the space between the shoulder blades. It can be painful or shooting pain, aggravated by walking, bending, inhaling and exhaling.
Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine, the treatment of which is primarily aimed at relieving pain, perfectly disguises itself as other diseases and is very easily confused. To avoid this, you need to go through a series of simple tests. Based on their results, our specialist will determine the exact cause of your problem and find a solution.
Diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the thoracic region
Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine, which must be diagnosed by an experienced doctor, is a serious condition. Do not attempt self-medication.
But you can find out for yourself what the risk of osteochondrosis is by paying attention to your lifestyle, posture, and the condition of different parts of your body.
Posture. Stand with your back to the wall without shoes. Your body should be in contact with the wall at five points: the back of your head, your shoulders, your buttocks, your calves, and your heels. Stay in this position for 3-4 minutes. If you feel comfortable in this situation, congratulations - no worries. If you feel tension in different parts of the body, continue the diagnosis.
We consider the seventh neck process to be the beginning, which is visually visible, palpable, the remaining processes must be the same size and at the same distance from each other. If the vertebrae are poorly palpable, they merge into a single "column" or their displacement is clearly visible - there is osteochondrosis of the neck and chest, the symptoms of which are indicated above.
Headache, nervousness and depression, thyroid problems, hearing and vision problems, numbness in the hands and fingers, high blood pressure may be the result of osteochondrosis of the neck.
The vertebrae in the thoracic region should normally be recessed and "in a row. " They should not protrude or protrude from the skin when tilted. It is a daytime sitting job, sitting in front of a computer, studying, weightlifting athletes also often suffer from osteochondrosis, and those who have problems with their thoracic spine, often have colds: bronchitis, pleurisy, cough, pneumonia.
The diagnosis of chest osteochondrosis consists above all of a thorough medical examination. If the symptoms of the disease are clearly expressed, the diagnosis can be made based on the patient's complaints, examination, medical history, and the results of MRI and radiography. The images show how much the intervertebral discs are deformed.
Clear evidence of osteochondrosis of the lumbar region is the lateral deposits that visually "press" on the waist. The person's posture is clearly altered. tumors can progress to cancerous tumors.
How often do babies fall on the coccyx? Often. In this case, the parents rarely take the baby to the doctor. After all, such a bruise is taken for granted. And that's wrong. In fact, the bruises are dangerous. These can lead to curvature of the bones in which salt deposits accumulate. Osteochondrosis of the sacral region leads to hemorrhoids, constipation, varicose veins of the lower extremities, and arthrosis.
So, if you examine your spine on your own, you can draw conclusions about the presence of abnormalities in your body. But keep in mind that the final diagnosis is still made by the doctor.
The medical centers are waiting for real professionals, the highest category of specialists. They offer you really high quality medical services that will solve all your problems.
The center is equipped with advanced equipment that recognizes pathologies in the initial stage. You can also take part in any laboratory test at our center: from the presence of blood sugar to tests for STDs.
Treatment of osteochondrosis of the thoracic region
The treatment of any disease is first and foremost about eliminating the causes. And of course, in parallel, professionals perform a treatment that eliminates the symptoms of the pathology. Only such a complex therapy will help you heal.
If your doctor has diagnosed osteochondrosis of the chest region, treatment can be medication and reflex.
Medication for osteochondrosis of the thoracic region is usually used during the exacerbation phase. Painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, sedatives and corticosteroids are used to stop the attack.
In addition to oral medications, your doctor may prescribe local blockages with lidocaine or novocaine. Drugs with a strong anti-inflammatory effect affect the main links in the pathogenesis of pain, so relief occurs almost immediately.
In the treatment of osteochondrosis complex, muscle relaxants, herbal preparations and antidepressants are added.
Reflexology is performed in the remission stage, and reflexology, acupuncture, magnetopuncture and manual massage play a major role in the treatment. These procedures reduce the dose of the medication and permanently fix the effect of the treatment.
Specialists help at any stage of the disease: from early diagnosis to the treatment of complex cases. Neuropathologists and therapists, massage therapists and reflexologists are at your disposal. If necessary, other specialists working in our center will be involved in your treatment.
Your health is in your hands. The sooner you ask for help, the sooner we can help.