The diagnosis of osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine is a common cause of calls to the doctor with complaints of regular back pain. Experts say that osteochondrosis is not a diagnosis, but, first of all, a lifestyle. Therefore, its treatment and prevention include, among other things, cardinal changes in their daily habits. Neglecting the symptoms of osteochondrosis can lead to serious health problems.
Osteochondrosis of the lumbar region: who is particularly at risk?
During osteochondrosis, degenerative changes occur in the tissues of the spinal column. It can happen because of exorbitant loads, so people at risk, constantly engaged in manual labor and lifting weights, are particularly at risk. Also, the disease can begin to progress due to back injuries. Often the pain in the back complaining to professional athletes experiencing excessive strain on the lower back during sports. Also provoke osteochondrosis can passive way of life. Today, the office staff and those who lead a passive lifestyle suffer more and more from the disease.
If we talk about age, then a few decades ago, osteochondrosis was one of the diseases that was diagnosed mainly in elderly people. With the spasm of vertebrae and intervertebral discs become less mobile and elastic, their resistance to injury and various deformities is significantly reduced. Today, the disease is increasingly complaining people under the age of 30 years.
Treatment of osteochondrosis of the lumbar region
The treatment of the disease, first of all, is aimed at stopping the progress and returning the spine to a position correct from the anatomical point of view. The treatment process is suitable in a complex manner. The initial task is to relieve the aggravation, which is performed by massage, stretching, manual therapy, physiotherapy exercises, a specially developed diet and other auxiliary procedures. All these methods are used for further treatment, which on average lasts 2-3 months. After this time, one can already observe changes for the better. When relief comes, it is important to consolidate the result so that a relapse does not occur.
Innovative methods of treatment of osteochondrosis
A positive result in fixing the result is a correct set of physical exercises under the supervision of qualified rehabilitologists. Patients suffering from excess weight, shown compliance with the diet, increase and the correct distribution of daily exercise.
The effectiveness in fixing the result of treatment of lumbar spine osteochondrosis was shown by the Finnish-German method David, which is used in the Center for Strengthening the Spine and Joints. It has a deeper effect on soft tissues, improves the endurance of the deep muscles, which stabilizes the spine, eliminates the asymmetry of the muscles and helps restore the elasticity of the intervertebral discs. Method David, in the first place, studies the small and deep back muscles responsible for the correct fixation of the vertebrae and intervertebral discs. This allows them to withstand severe stresses.
As a preventive measure and for the treatment of osteochondrosis on the simulators, David conducts a course of 24 lessons. As a rule, if the patient is engaged twice a week for an hour and a half, relief comes on average after 5-6 procedures.
To change a way of life - to get rid of an osteochondrosis for ever
However, for full and successful treatment, there are not enough medicamental and physical methods. Complete victory over the disease is possible only as a result of cardinal changes in lifestyle and household habits. Pay attention to your health is necessary daily, without holidays and weekends.
A good preventative measure is to visit the pool 2-3 times a week. At home, a positive effect is the daily holding of 200 sit-ups, which should be distributed per day. This will be enough to prevent and improve blood circulation.
Revise your lifestyle in the direction of the right combination of work and sports, a balanced diet, with a sufficient amount of fluid and proteins needed in parallel with the start of treatment. Otherwise, even successful disposal of the symptoms of the disease does not guarantee that the disease will not return again after a while.
The Center for Strengthening the Spine and Joints at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation is the leader in the treatment of back for 14 years. In more than 95% of cases, patients of the Institute get rid of diseases of the spine, including lumbar osteochondrosis, without surgery.