The treatment of cervical osteochondrosis is a difficult task because bone and cartilage tissue recover poorly. In order for a person's condition to return to normal (the inflammation has disappeared, the vertebrae have returned to their place), sometimes surgery is needed. But this method is outdated.
The treatment of osteochondrosis of the neck in a specialized clinic is:
- Medical assistance from unique specialists;
- Innovative effective treatment without surgery;
- Lack of pain, injections, side effects;
- Original German equipment;
- Long-term effect of therapy;
- Treatment of the causes of the disease, not the symptoms;
- Avoid inpatient treatment;
- 100% regeneration after completing the course.
Get rid of the pain today!
All the attention of doctors is focused on patients to get rid of problems and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. MBST therapy allows you to eliminate the cause of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and not just save the patient from the unpleasant symptoms of the disease.
The principle of action of this therapeutic method is based on the fact that metabolism in tissues is regulated by electric and magnetic fields. If in a healthy organ or system the processes of regeneration, ie updating, take place independently, then in case of dysfunction they require impulse action from the outside. In MBST therapy, magnetic resonance imaging is used as such a pulse, which sends signals to diseased tissues that reproduce the signals of a healthy body system. Normalized metabolism allows you to resume the process of regeneration in the cells of cartilage, bone tissue, tendons and more. Thanks to this, cervical osteochondrosis is treated.
After 8-10 sessions, not only the process of destruction is stopped, but also the recovery of damaged tissues. The effect lasts more than 5 years without surgery and long-term treatment!
Advantages of MBST
The most effective way to treat and save from osteochondrosis of the neck is MBST therapy. The method has the following advantages:
- lack of pain;
- high efficiency (even if the disease is not at an early stage);
- damaged tissues are repaired throughout the year;
- to get rid of the cause, not to suppress the symptoms;
- no side effects.
If you are facing an illness, you do not need to go to the hospital to undergo long-term drug treatment. For complete recovery it will be enough to undergo several procedures (usually 5-9 times are enough), which take only 1 hour a day.
To restore mobility, relieve pain and improve quality of life, you must first make an appointment for an initial telephone consultation. The doctor will prepare a personal program for you, according to which the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis will be carried out. And after 2-6 weeks you can return to your normal lifestyle and forget about the pain! The cost of the course depends on the severity of the disease.
What else can be treated with MBST therapy?
MBST therapy is indicated for people suffering from degenerative joint diseases. For example: with injuries to ligaments, tendons, osteoporosis, chronic pain due to disorders of the spine.
These procedures are especially indicated for the following diseases and disorders:
- arthrosis (stages I-III);
- damaged vertebrae (some types of damage to the intervertebral discs);
- epicondylitis (inflammation of the tendons of the forearm at the points of connection with the muscles, characteristic of some sports activities - the so-called syndromes of "tennis arm" and "golfer's elbow");
- sports and other injuries with damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments.
- some types of maxillofacial orthopedics and dentistry (arthrosis of the temporomandibular joint - all forms of arthrosis of the temporomandibular joint; restoration of bone structures of the jaw; accelerating the ingrowth of dental implants; loosening of teeth).
- All active electronic implants in or near the treatment area. For example: pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD systems), insulin and painkiller pumps, etc.
- Tumors and inflammations of bacterial nature.
- Rheumatic diseases in the active stage.
Relative contraindications include ferromagnetic objects. Also, patients with very high blood pressure or severe heart disease should undergo additional tests to determine if MBST can be used to treat a particular disease.
Etiology of the disease
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is a disease in which a dystrophic process occurs and develops in the intervertebral discs, affecting other tissues of the spine. Inflammatory processes begin in the tissues of the destroyed and lost elasticity of the intervertebral discs, leading to edema. This causes destruction of the nerve endings, which in turn causes severe and prolonged pain.
The development of symptoms precedes the complications. Advanced stages can provoke a malfunction of the musculoskeletal system, which will lead to disability (partial or complete immobilization). It is important to diagnose and treat the disease at an early stage.
The reasons for the development of degenerative processes of osteochondrosis in the intervertebral discs of the neck are not fully understood. The symptoms of the disease usually appear closer to 35 years. The development of cervical osteochondrosis can be provoked by overloads, head injuries and more. Typically, the older a person suffers from osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, the more pronounced it is.
Here are the main reasons for the development:
- age-related changes;
- vertebral displacement;
- posture disorder;
- genetic predisposition;
- spinal cord injury;
- poor physical fitness;
- sedentary way of life;
- spinal congestion;
- heavy physical activity;
- poor environmental conditions.
Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis
To understand how to treat cervical osteochondrosis, consider its main features:
- severe pain in the neck - a person finds it difficult to even turn his head (the pain can spread to the back of the head, ears and eyes, shoulders);
- pain in the hands (muscles seem to ache), which increase at the slightest load;
- constant tension of the muscles of the cervical spine and head;
- headache (in the back of the head, radiating to the temples and scalp);
- noise in the ears;
- connective tissue proliferation in the cervical spine;
- stiff neck in the morning;
- crunch when turning the body or head
Characteristic of the disease is that the discomfort does not disappear even at night. Neck pain and other signs of the disease are just some of the symptoms. Patients with osteochondrosis of the cervical spine also often complain of decreased visual acuity, hearing loss, numbness of the tongue, heart pain, etc. People try to "diagnose the disease" on their own. All this can worsen well-being. human diagnosis, as diagnosis and treatment are issues that doctors need to address, so if you find the first symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis, we recommend that you seek medical help.
Can osteochondrosis cause more serious diseases? The answer is unequivocal: yes, it can.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical region is the cause of the development of vertebral artery syndrome, when in addition to neck pain there is tinnitus, "flies", colored spots in front of the eyes and mild dizziness. Compression of nerve roots and blood vessels can cause displacementof the disc in the lateral posterior directions, protrusion and other pathologies. The entire spine will respond immediately to the displacement of the spinal discs.
The lack of a quick start in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis leads to the development of the following complications:
- disc herniation of the neck;
- paralysis, paresis (reduction of muscle strength due to damage to the nerve pathways connecting the brain to a muscle or muscle group) of the upper limb on one or both sides;
- ischemic stroke (occurring against the background of circulatory disorders of the brain);
- spinal stroke - an acute violation of spinal circulation with damage to the spinal cord and impairment of its functions due to cessation of blood flow.
Diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine
Treatment of osteochondrosis should begin with a comprehensive diagnosis of the patient. Includes:
- Examination of the patient. If the disease has reached stage 2-3, there is a noticeable deformation of the skeleton, possibly displacement of the vertebrae. The attending physician should collect a medical history to rule out or confirm the hereditary route of transmission.
- Laboratory tests of blood, urine.
- X-ray examination to determine the presence and size of osteophytes, the height or contours of the cervical intervertebral discs.
- The discography will determine the outline of the pulpal nucleus. This procedure involves the introduction of a contrast agent.
- Computed tomography is used in rare cases, as the diagnosis is made with strong radiation, which is negative for the patient.
- An ECG is done to rule out or confirm cardiac ischemia.
Illness is not a sentence! Seek advice from a specialist if you are concerned about persistent neck pain - treatment will prevent the risk of developing more serious pathologies.
Methods of treatment of cervical osteochondrosis
Non-traditional medical therapy is not recommended for the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. However, your doctor may allow you to supplement the course with prescriptions. The most popular methods in which you can supplement instead of replacing therapy are:
- treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with warming compresses with propolis;
- massages (it will return the vertebrae to their position and relax the muscles). The massage must be performed by a doctor, otherwise the procedure may harm the patient;
- water procedures;
- treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with tinctures based on lemon and garlic (cooking, rubbing).
Traditional medicine and self-medication may not work, but they may harm the patient. They only suppress the symptoms of the disease - the disease itself does not pass, but gradually develops, which can develop serious complications. Therefore, we recommend that you seek medical help at the first signs of the disease.
Conservative treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, if a serious stage of the disease is detected, involves constant medication. Such funds restore blood circulation, bone tissue and help with unpleasant side effects. They are prescribed by a doctor after a thorough examination.
Chondoprotectors and vasodilators are used in the classical treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. Chondoprotectors are preparations (ointments, tablets) to restore cartilage and bone tissue, and vasodilators are means to restore blood flow and supply nutrients to affected tissues. One of the properties of the drugs is analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. Tablets, ointments or injections - the form of drug release has a great choice. The doctor will determine what kind of medical treatment the patient needs.
The treatment of the symptoms and the disease itself is performed effectively with physiotherapeutic procedures. In general, they are necessary for the gradual recovery of affected tissues and are prescribed as an adjunct to drug therapy. Physiotherapy reduces the intake of drugs that are good for the liver, eliminates systemic side effects and allergies. Therefore, patients who have no contraindications, they are prescribed. Different physiotherapy methods can be used together or separately.
The main task of doctors with classical therapy is not the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. And the elimination or reduction of the severity of concomitant symptoms (pain, muscle spasms, etc. ).
In stage 2-3, patients complain of sharp, penetrating pain, which is manifested by movements of the head. They are then prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Intramuscular injection is sometimes used. The drugs have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. This is true in the case of injury from a displaced disc to the soft tissues of the neck.
When intramuscular administration of NSAIDs has not relieved swelling and inflammation, hormonal agents are used. Glucocorticosteroids have a pronounced analgesic, anti-edematous effect. Hormonal preparations with anesthetics are used for drug blockades. But glucocorticosteroids should not be used often. They are harmful to internal organs, damage cartilage, bones, ligaments and tendons. Hormonal agents adversely affect the immune system.
Anesthetics for drug blockade are most often used in the treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine. They are characterized by a pronounced analgesic effect and a wide range of applications. In the treatment of degenerative-dystrophic pathologies, they are prescribed for blockade of peripheral nerves and nerve nodes. This is a violation of the spinal roots by a hernial protrusion that causes sharp pain.
Ointments and balms with a warming effect are often prescribed for the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, but in the absence of soft tissue inflammation. The ingredients that make up their composition irritate the sensitive nerve endings located in the subcutaneous tissue, eliminating pain. Such drugs have a vasodilating effect, accompanied by an intense, prolonged sensation of heat.
Preparations for improving blood microcirculation
In the treatment of osteochondrosis from any localization means are used to improve blood circulation. But with neck pathology, they are more often needed. In this part of the spine, there is often compression of the artery through which nutrients and oxygen enter the brain. It is often used to improve the microcirculation of thioctic acid preparations. They dilate blood vessels, restore the function of spinal roots, improve trophism and innervation.
To improve the well-being of a person, strengthen the body's defenses, replenish the reserves of substances necessary for tissue regeneration, patients are prescribed balanced complexes of vitamins and trace elements. It is enough to take one tablet of each medicine a day to eliminate the deficiency. But more often in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis injections with B vitamins are used. B vitamins can also be prescribed in tablets. Their course use helps to improve the transmission of nerve impulses, stimulates the natural mechanisms aimed at recovery.
This is the only group of drugs used for the pathogenetic treatment of osteochondrosis of the neck. In the initial stage of pathology development, chondroprotectors are used for partial recovery of intervertebral discs. This effect is due to the ability of chondroitin and glucosamine to stimulate the synthesis of proteoglycans, increase the production of hyaluronic acid, activate all the functions of cartilage cells (chondrocytes) and suppress their premature destruction.
How to treat cervical osteochondrosis if nothing helps? It is believed that only the operation remains. Surgery is prescribed in the following cases:
- 3 months of non-invasive therapy does not give results, the patient continues to suffer from severe pain, cramps and other ailments;
- the condition of the neck poses a threat to the patient's health (important arteries are pinched, there is a high risk of stroke or brain cell death);
- deformation of the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the neck leads to severe limitation of mobility to injury;
- due to pinching of nerve endings the limbs are removed.
The list of indications can be expanded. But one thing remains in common: the operation is performed only when there is a serious danger to the patient. Before that, they are trying to deal with more harmless recovery options.
Treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine with conservative methods gives results, but also discomfort to the patient. If we are talking about surgery, then you should be aware that every operation involves a very serious period of rehabilitation.
Prevention of cervical osteochondrosis
To prevent the development of osteochondrosis of the neck or other problems with the spine, it is recommended to follow the following tips:
- lead an active lifestyle: swim in the pool, run in the morning, do exercises (gymnastics and special exercises are often practiced not only for prevention but also for the treatment of the neck itself);
- when you are busy with sedentary work, you should try to sit with your back straight and shoulders relaxed;
- sedentary work should be done on a chair with a backrest that will support the spine;
- so that during the night rest the spine is in the correct position, it is recommended to get an orthopedic mattress and pillow;
- avoid lifting heavy objects, if this is unavoidable, then they should be lifted smoothly;
- when exercising, watch the correctness of the exercises, as various injuries can provoke vertebral displacement and lead to the development of the disease;
- You should add foods enriched with vitamins and trace elements to your diet.
The course of massage is also an effective method of preventing many diseases of the spine, which is simply beneficial for the body as a whole. It is worth noting, however, that you can not use the services of masseurs and "chiropractors" who do not have medical education and permission for the relevant work. Only specialists need to take care of your body.
Preventing the development of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is quite difficult, but nothing is impossible. If you find any signs of pathology, seek professional help to determine the nature of the symptoms. It is possible that the reason lies not in the spine, but in violation of the functions of other systems and organs.
By following the rules listed above, the possibility of developing osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is reduced. Remember that preventing the development of the disease is easier than cure.
Treatment for cervical osteochondrosis is available today! No surgery, no risks or complications after surgery! If you have already been diagnosed with a disease or have other diseases of the spine, be sure to undergo a consultation, where you will be prescribed appropriate treatment.