Osteochondrosis is a serious disease of the spine that leads to disability. There are three types of disease: thoracic, cervical, lumbar. Each has symptoms.
A dystrophic disorder in the articular cartilage affects the space between the vertebrae. Osteochondrosis destroys cartilage tissue, causing thinning. Everything around it is inflamed, including the nerve fibers. Gradually the vertebrae are displaced, the nerves are compressed. In each section of the column this leads to certain symptoms and consequences. The neurological manifestations of osteochondrosis are considered important, serious.
The main symptoms of osteochondrosis
The main symptoms that occur with the types of diseases:
- Pain at the focus of the disease, worse at rest.
- Weakness in the body, present when waking up, throughout the day. Caused by oxygen deprivation.
- Blood pressure rises. It is a characteristic of cervical osteochondrosis and is found in other types of the disease.
The disease has vague and generalized main symptoms and therefore requires careful diagnosis. Consider the neurological side of symptomatology.
Neurology for Cervical Osteochondrosis
Cervical osteochondrosis is a type of dystrophic disorder that affects the neck vertebrae. Due to the progressive disease, there is a serious displacement of the vertebrae. The symptomatology is pronounced. The disease is common. Adolescent children, younger, are often affected.
Neurological manifestations of dystrophic disorders in the cervical spine:
- Neck pain is present in all stages of cervical osteochondrosis. It is expressed by dull pain in the deep tissues of the neck. Patients complain of a "glue-in-the-neck" sensation. Discomfort is present throughout the day and worsens at night.
- Inflammation of the scalenus anterior muscle is expressed as pain in the lateral part of the neck, palpably radiating to the corresponding arm. Cramps in fingers on waking. It is caused by inflammation of the nerve fibers, the roots of the C5-C7 vertebrae.
- Cranialgia is characteristic of severe neck osteochondrosis. It is expressed by a burning pain syndrome in the top of the head, above the eyebrows. Even powerful pain relievers often fail to calm down.
- Cochleo-vestibular sensations are expressed by pain in the ears, crackling. The manifestations of cervical osteochondrosis require an urgent visit to the doctor. Lack of oxygen is to blame.
Cervical osteochondrosis presents manifestations of neuralgia that require medical supervision. There are many arteries in the neck. The disease reduces blood flow, causing disturbances, interruptions. The main symptoms of the disease from the neurology side are listed.
The manifestations of the disease are not obvious, it concerns the initial phase. Most go to the doctor when the illness is in a second or third stage.
Neurology for Thoracic Osteochondrosis
Neurological manifestations of thoracic osteochondrosis:
- Painful pain under the scapula - back pain. The person leans forward. There is a feeling of fatigue in the back, an unbearable weight in the upper part.
- The plexuses around the collarbone and ribs swell. Causes discomfort when turning your back. Swelling is palpable under the scapula.
- In the atrium area, a person feels pain. There are often no cardiac pathologies, the point is in the xiphoid appendix, which becomes inflamed due to back disease. The symptom is considered bright, common. Neurologists are faced with complaints from patients with heart pain. The disease does not affect the work of the heart.
These are the main symptoms of the manifestation of thoracic osteochondrosis in terms of neurological alterations in the body. Symptoms are expressed in strong discomfort, pain. Pain relieves pain relievers, analgesics and psychotropic drugs used in serious illnesses.
The symptoms listed highlight the manifestation of the disease in the thoracic region.
Neurology for Lumbar Osteochondrosis
The manifestations of osteochondrosis of the spine are due to the general state, neurology. Osteochondrosis refers to a neurological disease a neuropathologist is involved in treating. Manifestation of dystrophic disorders in the articular cartilage of the lumbar spine on the neurology side:
- Lumboischialgia is a lower back pain that radiates to the leg. It manifests itself after a long time in an uncomfortable position. It has a chronic subacute form. Chronic lumboischialgia is common. A common symptom of second stage lumbar osteochondrosis.
- Lumbago is low back pain in the lower back, worse at night. There are types of lumbago. Each type differs in the nature of the pain.
- Disorders in the nerve roots. Low back disease is associated with nerve roots in the back, which become inflamed and disrupt the body's motor activity.
Lumbar osteochondrosis is a common type of osteochondrosis. Every third patient suffers from dystrophic articular cartilage disorders. It sometimes appears in women after childbirth. It is associated with injuries in the lumbar region, pelvis, which occurred during the transport of a baby, during childbirth.
An exacerbation of the disease is possible during subsequent delivery. The treatment is carried out in a comprehensive, complete way. Most medications are contraindicated for breastfeeding. The doctor must find a way out of the situation, devising a scheme based on suitable medications. Physical therapy and traditional medicine are often taken as the basis. A complete treatment without medication will not work, but the weakening of the disease's effect on a young mother's body is guaranteed.
The course of osteochondrosis
Having indicated how osteochondrosis manifests itself, we note the stages of evolution of the disease, characteristic of the varieties of the disease.
The acute course of the disease lasts 4 weeks. The patient feels a slight pain in the inflamed area.
Subacute illness lasts up to three months. This is followed by a chronic course that lasts more than a year. Premature and incomplete treatment can cause serious problems with physical activity. Osteochondrosis can lead to deficiency, treatment must be taken seriously.
The therapy to get rid of osteochondrosis is designed by the treating physician - a neuropathologist. Self-treatment is excluded - the probability of positive dynamics without competent self-treatment is small.
After the main therapy, the body will need time to recover. The doctor will prescribe a course in physical therapy using traditional medicine methods. Traditional medicine prescriptions will shorten the recovery period if used wisely. There are many plants, natural components that help the body to consolidate the result after healing.