Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis

the doctor examines the back with lumbar osteochondrosis

Back pain, especially in the lumbar region, affects about 80% of the world's population. In most cases, this is a harbinger of the development of lumbar osteochondrosis. There is an opinion that this disease is the result of constant and increased stress on the back, however, after many years of research on lumbar osteochondrosis, experienced specialists have come to the conclusion that there may be several reasons for the development of this disease. This includes:

  • metabolic disease;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • diseases of the liver, pancreas and pelvic area.

In a word, the high-risk group includes patients suffering from any disease that causes oxygen starvation, as well as spasms and excessive strain of muscles, joints and blood vessels.

Types of osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine

Currently, osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral spine can be divided into groups:

  • radicular (popularly called the sciatic nerve; its distinguishing feature is damage to the first sacral or fifth lumbar root);
  • radicular-vascular (caused by squeezing the roots together with the vessels; also called radiculosis);
  • reflex osteochondrosis (most often caused by heavy physical exertion).

In this case, reflex osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral region is of the following types:

  • lumbago - occurs as a result of careless, difficult movement or heavy lifting. It is characterized by sharp shots in the middle region;
  • low back pain - is a consequence of constant physical exertion and sitting in an uncomfortable position. It develops slowly and gradually, it is chronic;
  • lumboischialgia is characterized by vegetative-vascular, muscular-tonic and neurotrophic manifestations. A distinctive feature of this disease is pain in the lower back, causing back pain and pain in the lower extremities.

Lumbar osteochondrosis: symptoms

Back pain is a characteristic symptom of lumbosacral osteochondrosis. In addition, in patients suffering from lumbar osteochondrosis, such symptoms may also appear in the lower extremities.

Also, this disease is accompanied by:

  • tingling sensation in legs;
  • numbness of the lower extremities;
  • chills and leg spasms;
  • sweating disorder.

Lumbar osteochondrosis and its treatment

The main tasks of the specialists of our center in the treatment of osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine are the elimination of factors that cause root compression, as well as actions aimed at reducing pain. After successfully achieving these goals, our doctors perform activities that stimulate the recovery of the body and the normalization of motor functions.

Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis is carried out in stages, where a narrow workload is selected at each stage. However, it is precisely this consistent treatment that produces fast, effective and lasting results! Patients are offered:

  • massage therapy;
  • reflexology;
  • Special exercise course.

Along with these therapeutic measures, patients are prescribed additional procedures depending on individual factors.