Chest osteochondrosis – dystrophic tissue damage characterized by lesions of the intervertebral discs, adjacent articular surfaces and vertebral bodies, spinal cord of the spine in the thoracic spine (at the level of the Th1-Th12 vertebrae). As in any joint of the body, degenerative changes due to natural aging occur in the vertebrae or facet joints throughout life. The most common cause of thoracic osteochondrosis is the reduction in the thickness of intervertebral discs due to natural wear, dehydration, due to the emergence of intervertebral disc hernias or as a result of surgical intervention in removing intervertebral hernias, protrusions.
Another cause of thoracic osteochondrosis is the lack of sufficient motor activity on the upper body. Small motor activity does not allow to provide sufficient metabolism in the tissues of the spine (intervertebral discs, vertebral and vertebral joints, ligaments and fascia of the spine).
After situational overloads on the vertices of the vertebrae and joints, there are salts that lead to irritation and damage to adjacent tissues. Osteochondrosis develops along the tissues of the entire vertebral column and is manifested in the places of the most moderate metabolic processes – where mobility is limited.
The chest section of the spine is the least mobile, since it is firmly fixed by the rib cage.
Symptoms of osteochondrosis of the thoracic department
Back pain that occurs when or after loading
Pains appear in the morning, right after they got up, when the spine after a rest feels the weight of its own body, which exerts pressure on the sick, worn out intervertebral discs
Prolonged pain in the chest, burning between the shoulder blades, which grows when forced in a single position
Pain, discomfort and soreness in the chest with coughing or yawning
Shot and disturbance of sensitivity in the upper extremities (shoulder, elbows, fingers)
Weakness of the muscles that are innervated by the nerves of the thoracic department
Decrease of reflexes, numbness, ants, tingling, sensation of chilliness in hands, shoulders
Shot in the back after overcooling or surgeon of the spinal muscles
Diagnosis of thoracic osteochondrosis
With the general nature of changes in the tissues and joints of the spine, thoracic osteochondrosis differs only in the localization of pain sensations. In most cases, signs of osteochondrosis may also be present in the lumbar and cervical spine (generalized osteochondrosis, polysegmental or common osteochondrosis). At the consultation in the “Spine Ambulatory” doctor will determine the extent of the spread of osteochondrosis, the volume and treatment methods, will make an individual program of regeneration of the spine.
We DO NOT recommend treating chest X-ray symptoms by injection or medication. Anesthetics is justified only with acute pain in the chest of the spine. Osteochondrosis is formed over the years, with each passing year the tissue is increasingly fractured, the load on the weak muscle corset of the spine increases proportionally to all divisions. Drug treatment is aimed at temporary anesthesia with acute chest osteochondrosis, but unable to make the muscles of the back strong and enduring. In such cases, optimal motor activity is required – balanced exercise, without overload under the supervision of a physician. Natural motor activity will restore metabolic processes in the tissues of the spine, “clean” the edge of the joints from the salt, and restore mobility to the vertebral joints.
Take advantage of the comprehensive “Spine Ambulatory” technique, which is tested by time and experience to permanently forget about back pain and the manifestations of osteochondrosis:
stretching and strengthening the spine
complex therapeutic massage
daily control and correction program by a doctor and rehab
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