Dorsopathy is a medical term that means degenerative-dystrophic processes in the spine or around the vertebral tissues. This pathology is found not only in older people. Today, all diseases associated with the back and joints are getting younger. The reason is the lack of mobility and abandonment of a healthy lifestyle. This is why dorsopathy can occur in people over the age of 25. Consider in more detail how the disease manifests itself and by what methods it is treated.
What is Dorsopathy?
Dorsopathy in Latin means “back disease”. The spine has a complex structure, so we can walk, exercise, and withstand heavy loads. By the age of 30, the human body is actively recovering, and after 30 years, degenerative changes begin to occur. The changes are related to circulatory disorders, nutrition and provoke the development of pathologies of the spine. In summary, dorsopathy is a complex of painful and neurological symptoms in the back, accompanied by a limitation of the mobility of the spinal column, damage to the muscle fibers, ligaments and blood vessels.
Depending on the location of the degenerative processes dorsalgia (synonymous with dorsopathy) may be:
- cervical spine, in which pain is observed in the shoulder girdle, head and hands;
- the thoracic section, in which the manifestation occurs at a late stage of the disease and increases during movement;
- lumbar region, in which pain symptoms appear in the lower back and in the pelvic area.
The patient is referred to a neurologist, a vertebologist, for diagnosis. During admission, a specialist questions the patient for the presence of symptoms and their manifestation. During the examination, the doctor also uses a palpation, which helps to identify muscle cramps with increased tenderness. When examining the back specialist draws attention to the features of the structure of the musculoskeletal system, notes the condition and location of the spine lines. The doctor uses functional diagnostics to determine the amplitude of movement in different departments.
Additionally, the patient may be referred for some examinations, which include general and biochemical blood tests, radiography, electrocardiography, MRI, myelography, vascular ultrasound, and cerebrospinal function. The obtained research data allow the doctor to choose tactics and methods of treatment.
To eliminate the signs of dorsopathy, experts advise to use conservative methods of treatment. Therapy is based on the following principles:
- deprivation of chronic spasm in the back muscles;
- elimination of inflammatory processes;
- improvement of tissue microcirculation level;
- recovery in the body of mineral balance;
- improvement of cartilage metabolism.
For this purpose, such methods of physical influence as physical therapy – RKT, traction-decompression therapy on IP Cypress, massage, manual correction or physiotherapy are used. Any methods of unloading the intervertebral discs and normalizing the function of the muscular corset will help to get rid of the pain syndrome and prevent further development of degenerative processes.
RKT and Traction-Decompression Therapy (MP Kiparis) in Dorsopathy
RKT and traction-decompression therapy at IP Kiparis are the main methods of conservative treatment. Their essence is that the patient is assigned a dosage load that promotes decompression of the nerve endings, correction and strengthening of the muscular corset, increasing the flexibility of the back. In combination, these methods prevent the development of complications. As a result of passing sessions in the body:
- improves blood circulation;
- metabolism and saturation of the intervertebral discs of nutrients are normalized;
- increases the intervertebral space;
- a muscular corset is formed;
- the load on the spine is reduced.
The use of massage
Dorsopathy massage is an effective method in which a dosed mechanical load is applied to a problematic area of the spine. It occurs in the form of friction, pressure, vibration and is performed on the surface of the patient’s body. Massage therapy can help you get rid of muscle strain and pain, improve circulation and strengthen your back in the complex. The main thing – it should be performed by a qualified specialist – a physical therapist who knows with what strength and intensity to influence the patient’s body.
It is important to use conservative treatments to improve your own condition and eliminate dorsopathy symptoms. You can make an appointment with a qualified specialist in the network of clinics for physical therapy and massage “Ambulatory back”. We guarantee an individual approach, a wide choice of non-drug treatment methods and democratic cost. Call now and allow yourself to be a healthy person again.