Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis

a 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 load on the back, but 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. They include:

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

In a word, the high-risk group includes patients suffering from any diseases that cause oxygen starvation, as well as spasms and overstrain 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 sciatica; its distinguishing feature is damage to the first sacral root or the fifth lumbar);
  • radiculovascular (caused by compression of the roots together with the vessels; also called radiculoischaemia);
  • reflex osteochondrosis (most often caused by heavy physical exertion).

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

  • lumbago - occurs as a result of careless, awkward movement or lifting weights. It is characterized by sharp shootings in the lumbar region;
  • Lumbargia - is a consequence of constant physical exertion and sitting in an uncomfortable position. It develops slowly and gradually, it is chronic;
  • Lumboschialgia is characterized by vegetative-vascular, muscle-tonic and neurotrophic manifestations. A distinctive feature of this disease is pain in the lower back, radiating back pain and pain in the lower limbs.

Lumbar osteochondrosis: symptoms

Pain in the lower back is a characteristic symptom of lumbosacral osteochondrosis. In addition, in patients suffering from lumbar osteochondrosis, such symptoms may also appear in the lower limbs.

Also, this disease is accompanied by:

  • numbness in the legs;
  • numbness of the lower limbs;
  • chills and leg cramps;
  • 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 the factors that are the causes of compression of the roots, as well as actions aimed at reducing pain. After successfully achieving these goals, our doctors conduct activities that stimulate the recovery of the body and the normalization of motor functions.

Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis is carried out in stages, and at each stage a narrow set of tasks is solved. But it is precisely this consistent treatment that leads to fast, effective and sustainable results! Patients are offered:

  • massage therapy;
  • reflexology;
  • a course of special exercises.

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