Treatment of osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis Treatment includes medical methods, physical therapy, physiotherapy, and in the presence of certain complications, surgery. They engaged doctors therapists, rheumatologists, neurologists and trauma.

Drug treatment of degenerative disc disease

For medical treatment of osteoarthritis include the following drugs:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect) – Ibuprofen 1 tablet three times a day, or Nimid Sagane 1 tablet 2 times a day, Diclofenac, 1 tablet three times a day. The course of treatment without interruption is not more than 1 month. You can then repeat after 2-3 weeks of rest
Metabolic products (improves metabolism) – Tiatriazolin 1 tablet 2 times a day, Mildronat intravenously or intramuscularly. The course of treatment from 2 weeks to 1.5 months
Ointments into lesions (to relieve pain and inflammation) – Diklak, larkspur and other …

Physiotherapy treatment of degenerative disc disease

Among the methods of physical therapy for the treatment of degenerative disc disease applied:

  • acupuncture
  • magnetotherapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrophoresis with painkillers
  • laser therapy
  • Massage
  • spinal traction
  • hydromassage
  • LFK – sets of exercises, there are many. All of them are selected individually, depending on the condition of the patient and the severity of his osteochondrosis

Surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease

Surgical procedures are carried out only if the drug treatment is not effective or if any complications that other methods can not be cured. Replacement of the cartilage of the intervertebral disc with an artificial one, the restoration of the natural position of the vertebrae and bone sawing processes.

The diet in the case of osteoarthritis is not applicable. However, the presence of food in the diet, rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements contributes to the prevention of this disease.

To prevent osteoarthritis, you need to modify your lifestyle to reduce the influence of risk factors:

Limit excessive load on the spine;
Regularly exercises or other exercises to strengthen the back muscles;
Observe the correct posture during the day;
Avoid hypothermia;
Limit stress situations;
Reduce the weight in the presence of an excess of it;
Do not smoke;
Observe correct diet;
Wear comfortable shoes with low heels.