Treating cervical osteochondrosis is a difficult task because bone and cartilage tissues are poorly restored. In order for a person's condition to return to normal (inflammation disappeared, the vertebrae returned to their place), sometimes surgical intervention is needed. But this method is outdated.
The treatment of neck osteochondrosis 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;
- Avoiding hospital treatment;
- 100% regeneration after completion of the course.
Relieve the pain today!
All the attention of doctors is focused on ensuring that patients 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 operation of this therapeutic method is based on the fact that tissue metabolism is regulated by electric and magnetic fields. If in a healthy organ or system the processes of regeneration, i. e. updates, proceed independently, then in the event of a violation of functions, they require an impulse action from 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 bodily system. Normalized metabolism allows you to resume the process of regeneration in the cells of cartilage, bone tissue, tendons, etc. Because of this cervical osteochondrosis is treated.
After 8-10 sessions not only the process of destruction is stopped, but also the restoration of damaged tissues. The effect lasts for more than 5 years without surgery and long-term medication!
Benefits of MBST
The most effective way to treat and cure 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 restored throughout the year;
- getting rid of the cause, without suffocating the symptoms;
- there are no side effects.
If you face an illness, you do not need to go to the hospital to undergo long-term drug treatment. For a complete recovery it will be enough to undergo several procedures (usually 5-9 times are enough), which last only 1 hour a day.
To restore mobility, relieve pain, and improve quality of life, you should first sign up for an initial telephone consultation. The doctor will design a personal program for you, according to which the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis will be done. And after 2-6 weeks you can go back to your normal way of life and forget 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 disease. For example: with injuries of ligaments, tendons, with osteoporosis, with chronic pain due to disorders in the vertebral joints.
These procedures are especially indicated for the following diseases and disorders:
- arthrosis (phases I - III);
- damaged vertebrae (some types of intervertebral disc damage);
- epicondyle (inflammation of the forearm tendons at the points of connection with the muscles, typical of some sports loads - the so-called "tennis hand" and "golf elbow" syndromes);
- sports and other injuries with damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments.
- some types of orthopedics and dentistry of the jaw (temporomandibular joint arthrosis - all forms of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis; restoration of jaw bone structures; acceleration of internal growth of dental implants; loosening of teeth).
- Any active electronic implant in or near the treatment area. For example: pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD systems), insulin pumps and painkillers, etc.
- Tumors and inflammations of bacterial nature.
- Rheumatic diseases in the active phase.
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 certain 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, other spinal tissues are affected. In the tissues of destroyed and lost elasticity of the intervertebral discs, inflammatory processes begin, leading to edema. This causes disruption of the nerve endings, which, in turn, causes severe and prolonged pain.
The development of symptoms precedes complications. Advanced stages can provoke a dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system, which will lead the patient 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, etc. It is characteristic that the older the person suffering from cervical spine osteochondrosis the more it appears.
Here are the main reasons for the development:
- age-related changes;
- bead displacement;
- violation of residence;
- genetic predisposition;
- spinal cord injury;
- poor physical ability;
- sedentary lifestyle;
- spinal overload;
- heavy physical activity;
- poor environmental conditions.
Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis
To understand how to treat cervical osteochondrosis, consider its main features:
- severe neck pain - it is difficult for a person to turn his head as well (the pain can spread to the back of the head, to the ear and eye area, to the shoulders);
- pain in the hands (it seems that the muscles hurt), which increase with 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 crown of the head);
- proliferation of connective tissue in the region of the cervical spine;
- stiffness in the neck in the morning;
- crackling when turning the body or head
It is characteristic of the disease that the anxiety does not disappear even at night. Neck pain and other signs of illness are just some of the symptoms. Patients with cervical spine osteochondrosis also often complain of decreased visual acuity, hearing loss, tongue numbness, heart pain, etc. People try to make a "disease diagnosis" themselves. All of this can worsen a person's well-being, as diagnosis and treatment are issues that doctors have to deal with. Therefore, if you find the first symptoms of osteochondrosis of the cervical region, we recommend that you seek help from a doctor.
Can osteochondrosis cause more serious illness? The answer is vague: yes, it can.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical region is the cause of the development of vertebral artery syndrome, when in addition to pain in the neck, there is tinnitus, "flies", colored spots in front of the eyes and slight dizziness. Compression of nerve roots and blood vessels can cause a disc displacement in the lateral posterolateral directions, extension, and other pathologies. The entire spine will respond immediately to the displacement of the vertebral discs.
Lack of a quick start in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis leads to the development of the following complications:
- herniated discs of the neck;
- paralysis, paresis (decrease in muscle strength due to damage to the nerve pathways that connect the brain to a muscle or muscle group) of the upper limbs on one or both sides;
- ischemic stroke (occurring against the background of circulatory disorders of the brain);
- spinal cord injury - an acute violation of the circulation of the spine with damage to the spinal cord and a disorder of its functions due to disruption of blood flow.
Diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine
Treatment of osteochondrosis should begin with a comprehensive diagnosis of the patient. It includes:
- Examination of the patient. If the disease has reached stage 2-3, a noticeable deformation of the skeleton is observed, possibly displacement of the vertebrae. The attending physician should collect a medical history to rule out or confirm hereditary transmission.
- Laboratory examination of blood, urine.
- X-ray examination to determine the presence and size of osteophytes, height or contours of the cervical intervertebral discs.
- The discography will define the outline of the pulposus 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 treating cervical osteochondrosis
Non-traditional medical therapy is not recommended in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. However, the attending physician may allow you to complete the course with prescriptions. The most popular methods you can supplement, instead of substituting therapy are:
- treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with heat compresses with propolis;
- massages (it will return the vertebrae to their position and relax the muscles). The massage should 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 only bring results, but also harm the patient. They only kill the symptoms of the disease - the disease itself does not go away, but gradually develops, which can develop serious complications. Therefore, we recommend that you seek medical help at the first signs of illness.
Conservative treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, if a serious stage of the disease is detected, involves ongoing medication. Such funds restore blood circulation, bone tissue and help from unpleasant side effects. They are prescribed by a doctor after a thorough examination.
In the classic treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, chondroprotectors and vasodilators are used. Condoprotectors are preparations (ointments, tablets) for the restoration of cartilage and bone tissue, and vasodilators are tools for restoring blood flow as well as supplying nutrients to the affected tissues. One of the properties of the drug is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis. Tablets, ointments or injections - the drug release form has a large selection. The doctor will determine what kind of medication the patient needs.
The treatment of the symptoms and the disease itself is carried out effectively with physiotherapeutic procedures. Basically, they are necessary for the gradual restoration of the affected tissues and are described as an adjunct to drug therapy. Physiotherapy reduces medication intake, which is 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 eliminate or reduce the severity of accompanying symptoms (pain, muscle spasms, etc. ).
In stages 2-3, patients complain of sharp, penetrating pain that manifests with head movements. They are then prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Sometimes intramuscular injection is used. The drugs have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. This is true in case of injury from a displaced disc of the soft tissues of the neck.
When intramuscular administration of NSAIDs has not relieved swelling and inflammation, hormonal agents are used. Glucocorticosteroids have a clear analgesic, anti-edematous effect. Hormonal preparations with anesthetics are used to block drugs. But glucocorticosteroids should not be used often. They are harmful to internal organs, damage cartilage, bones, ligament-tendon apparatus. Hormonal agents negatively affect the immune system.
Most often, in the treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, anesthetics are used for drug blockades. 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 blockage of peripheral nerves and nerve nodes. It is the fracture of the spinal roots by a hernial extension that causes acute pain.
Warm-up ointments and balms are often prescribed to treat 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 the pain. Such drugs have a vasodilating effect, accompanied by a strong and prolonged sensation of heat.
Preparations to improve blood microcirculation
Means to improve blood circulation are used in the treatment of osteochondrosis of any localization. But with neck pathology, they are needed more often. In this part of the spine, there is often a compression of the artery, through which nutrients and oxygen enter the brain. Often used to improve microcirculation preparations with thioctic acid. They dilate blood vessels, restore the function of spinal roots, improve trophism and innervation.
To improve a person's well-being, to strengthen the body's defenses, to replenish the reserves of substances necessary for tissue regeneration, patients are prescribed balanced complexes of vitamins and trace elements. Just take one tablet of each medicine a day to eliminate the deficiency that has arisen. But more often in the treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervix are used injections with group B vitamins. Group B vitamins can also be prescribed in tablets. The course of their use helps to improve the transmission of nerve impulses, stimulating natural mechanisms aimed at recovery.
This is the only group of drugs used for the pathogenetic treatment of neck osteochondrosis. In the initial stage of pathology development, chondroprotectors are used for partial restoration of intervertebral discs. This effect is due to the ability of chondroitin and glucosamine to stimulate the synthesis of proteoglycans, to increase the production of hyaluronic acid, to activate all the functions of cartilage cells (chondrocytes) and to suppress their premature destruction.
How to treat cervical osteochondrosis if nothing helps? It is believed that only surgery remained. Surgery is prescribed in the following cases:
- 3 months of noninvasive therapy did not work, the patient continues to suffer from severe pain, spasms and other diseases;
- the condition of the neck poses a threat to the patient's health (important arteries are constricted, a high risk of stroke or death of brain cells is created);
- deformation of the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the neck leads to a serious restriction of mobility to the point of disability;
- due to the tightening of the nerve endings, the limbs are removed.
The list of indications can be expanded. But one thing remains common: surgery is performed only when there is a serious risk to the patient. Ahead of him, they try to pass with better recovery options.
Treatment of cervical spine osteochondrosis with conservative methods gives results, but also concern for the patient. If we are talking about surgery, then you should be aware that any surgery involves a fairly serious period of rehabilitation.
Prevention of osteochondrosis of the cervical region
To prevent neck osteochondrosis or any other spinal problems from becoming important to you, it is recommended that you follow these 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 in a sitting job, you should try to sit with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed;
- sitting work should be performed in a chair with a spine that will support the spine;
- so that during the night rest the spine is in the right 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 playing sports, monitor the correctness of the exercises, as various injuries can provoke the displacement of the vertebrae and lead to the development of the disease;
- You need to add to the diet foods rich in vitamins and trace elements.
A massage course is also an effective method of preventing many diseases of the spine, which is simply beneficial for the body as a whole. However, it is worth noting that you can not use the services of masseurs and "chiropractors" who do not have medical education and work permit. Only specialists should take care of your body.
Protecting against the development of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is quite difficult, but nothing is impossible. If you find any signs of pathology, seek help from a specialist to determine the nature of the symptoms that have appeared. It is possible that the cause does not lie in the back, but in violation of the functions of other systems and organs.
Depending on the rules listed above, the chance of developing osteochondrosis of the cervical spine decreases. Remember that preventing the development of a disease is easier than treating it.
Cervical osteochondrosis treatment is available today! No surgery, no risks or complications after surgical treatment! If you have already been diagnosed with a disease or have any other spinal disease, be sure to undergo a consultation where you will be prescribed an appropriate treatment.