About the disease
Lumbar osteochondrosis can be expressed in acute pain in the lumbar spine. As with cervical, thoracic osteochondrosis, the underlying cause of the disease is a sedentary lifestyle with situational physical overload – long seating in the office or car, standing, lifting and moving heavy objects. Osteochondrosis often occurs with scoliosis, when as a result of curvature of the spine deformed soft tissues of the intervertebral discs, cartilage tissue of the joints of the spine.
Osteochondrosis is a process of destruction of the cartilage tissue of the spine joints. In the process of destruction of cartilage and direct bone marrow collisions, inflammatory processes, osteophytes (growths at the edges of the bone) are formed in the joint. The effects of the inflammatory process – swelling, fever in the periosteal (paravertebral) tissues. Reduction and hypertonic muscles, which creates a functional block for lumbar mobility.
Symptoms of lumbar osteochondrosis
In the course of the disease, complications may also occur for the nervous system, the limb of the sciatic nerve, and the nerves of the lumbar region, which leads to numbness, paresis of the foot, pain in the gluteal muscles and in the muscles of the thigh both during movement and in the static position. Mobility in the lumbar region (turns, twisting, inclination) becomes limited. Management of the lower limbs becomes difficult due to acute pain syndrome. In chronic osteochondrosis, complications may arise in the form of the appearance of intervertebral hernias and protrusions, displacement of vertebrae (tuberculosis).
Diagnosis of lumbar osteochondrosis
To get rid of lumbar spine osteochondrosis can be done with proper diagnosis and an individual approach to treatment. All this you will find in the “Spine Ambulatory”. Contact your doctor for functional diagnosis and advice. If necessary, the doctor will provide referral to the MRI to clarify the diagnosis.
Treatment of osteochondrosis in the lumbar spine
Most often, with such symptoms, is prescribed motor gymnastics, exercise therapy – restorative kinesiotherapy (RKT), extractor spine with the restoration of functions of deep muscle back, massage (in agreement with the doctor). It is necessary to know that anesthetics, blockades – are a temporary measure in the treatment of the spine. The best remedy in the treatment of musculoskeletal system is treatment by motion. Sign up for a consultation today to relieve the pain in the lumbar spine, in the legs. Take a quick and effective program to restore spine functions to the “Spine Ambulatory”.