Treatment of osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis - damage to the discs and cartilage of the spine. Unfortunately, the problem is widespread - almost every second person diagnosed with the disease is over the age of 40. But the good news is that musculoskeletal disorders can be overcome if detected early. We will describe the treatment of spinal osteochondrosis in adults, its symptoms and preventive measures below.

spinal ostechondrosis

The cause of its occurrence

People aged 40 and over are at risk. But several factors influence the emergence of problems in adolescence. The list of causes of this disease includes:

  • obesity;
  • inactive lifestyle;
  • delayed spinal cord injury with displacement;
  • scoliosis and flat feet;
  • pregnancy;
  • constant load on the spine.

Congenital anomalies of the spine, oncology in this area, and prolonged stress contribute to the development of the disease. Whatever the factors, our clinicians will select the optimal treatment plan for spinal osteochondrosis and help get rid of the disease.

Stage of development

At first, changes in the spine do not pose a problem, but over time, all body systems do not function. The disease has 4 stages:

  1. The height of the diseased intervertebral disc is reduced. Fibrous ring cracks appear. Pathology does not go beyond one component.
  2. The muscles and ligaments attached to the disc move closer together. They lose tone and slack. The defect affects nearby vertebrae. They get extra mobility. The vertebral segments become less and less stable. Vertebrae can move, slide, cause spondylolisthesis.
  3. There is improper protrusion, development of arthrosis and dislocation of the intervertebral disc.
  4. The affected part tries to adapt to the new situation, getting rid of excessive movement at the expense of body strength and protecting the spine. As a result, osteophytes are formed - bone growth. They injure the nerve roots of the spinal cord.

The last stage, in the absence of treatment of spinal osteochondrosis, manifests itself in the form of severe pain in the problem area, but then the pathology takes a latent form. And the patient stopped feeling uncomfortable. Bone shells form on the spine, which "wall" the entire motor segment.

Symptoms of osteochondrosis

With degenerative-dystrophic tissue damage, abrasion of the vertebrae itself, the articular surface and the intervertebral disc occurs. The disease manifests itself as back pain, but can spread to other parts of the body. There is an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, numbness of the fingers and hands, pain in the genital area, head, heart.

patients with osteochondrosis at an appointment with a specialist

More often in women, the disease is manifested by pain in the lumbar region. But often the problem is diagnosed in the neck, chest or several areas at the same time. Decreased activity and increased fatigue - mental and physical. The sensitivity of the upper and lower parts is disturbed.

treatment of osteochondrosis in a man

In pathology of the cervical spine, the most common symptoms are: headache, sharp decline in vision and eye fatigue. Defeat of the lumbosacral region threatens with dysfunction of the reproductive system.


Lack of attention to problems in the early stages threatens with serious disorders of all body systems. Patients experience severe pain, feelings of heart attack, dizziness, nausea, chills. In further cases, spinal stroke, brain damage, and development of vascular and cardiac pathology are possible.

It is important to see a doctor about the first symptoms of osteochondrosis for treatment without medication. Taking painkillers without control will only make the condition worse.

Prevention of osteochondrosis

Preventive measures include an active lifestyle, good nutrition, and weight control. Yoga and pilates classes are ideal for strengthening the muscular corset. Classes on special decompression simulators - Kinesitherapy is ideal. This simulator is specially designed to atraumatically restore the spine and joints. Orthopedic mattresses are chosen for sleeping. High or flat pillows are not used.


To identify the problem and prescribe the most effective method of treating osteochondrosis, anamnesis is taken. All patient complaints are taken into account. A visual inspection is underway. It includes:

  • body position assessment;
  • skin examination;
  • palpation and tapping of areas where patients complain of pain;
  • determination of skin sensitivity.

Next, a study of the most affected spine was commissioned. Patients are referred for x-rays, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With the help of the procedure, the degree of damage to the back area, the state of nervous processes, blood vessels are revealed.

The Medical Innovation Center also uses ultrasound to diagnose problems. Ultrasound is informative, safe and considered a cheaper method of detecting pathology.

Osteochondrosis treatment methods

To completely get rid of this disease, an integrated approach is needed. The choice of means to get rid of it depends on the etiology of the disease, the age of the patient, the degree of damage to the body part. At our center for the treatment of osteochondrosis, the following methods are used.

The clinic for the treatment of osteochondrosis offers a comprehensive diagnostic, individualized approach and high -quality disease prevention. The clinic employs highly experienced specialists, including doctors and medical science candidates. Many physicians have been awarded the highest qualification category. Using their experience, knowledge and skills, employees of our center for the treatment of osteochondrosis can provide effective assistance to get rid of pathology in adults.

At the Innovative Medicine Center, expert attention is focused on finding and eliminating the cause of the pain syndrome and further recovery. To relieve pain, patients are prescribed restraints, acupuncture courses, shock wave therapy (shock wave) or Khivamat therapy. Then comes a period of recovery of impaired spinal function, in which the following modern and effective methods of treating osteochondrosis are used in the course:


The patient is given a number of exercises that he performs on a special simulator and uses additional equipment: rollers, balls. While performing the task, the load is removed from the spine, muscles are trained, joints are restored. Strengthening the muscular corset is a guarantee of the absence of the risk of the disease returning after a certain period of time. This method has a minimum list of contraindications and is suitable for patients of any age.


It is prescribed only after the exacerbation is removed. The minimum course is 10 sessions. It helps relieve swelling, relieve pain and improve blood circulation. The technique and objectives of the procedure depend on an accurate diagnosis. For example, if there is a problem with the cervical spine, work is done with the cervical collar zone. Specialists do rubbing, rubbing and kneading to relieve pain, revitalize. But therapists can also prescribe treatment of osteochondrosis with acupressure massage. During this procedure, pain points and acupuncture points are affected.


The main job of acupuncture is to relax the deep muscle layers, relieve pain, and increase blood supply to the affected parts of the body. The session lasts for 20-60 minutes. The duration depends on the scale of the skin being treated. 10-15 procedures are set as standard. In complex treatments, the number of procedures may be less due to the complementary actions of other procedures. Manipulation is practically painless. The action of a needle is similar to a mosquito bite. Although it all depends on the patient's pain threshold.

At the Innovative Medical Center, modern methods for treating osteochondrosis are used by doctors of medical science. Experienced specialists perform the manipulations efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about the results.

UHT therapy

It is prescribed to relieve pain and relieve inflammation. This procedure is an effective method of eliminating degenerative complications of the disease - herniated discs and other pathologies of the ridge. The principle of action of shock wave therapy is to affect the affected area with shock waves. Because of this, salt destruction and salt storage occurs, blood circulation improves.

The duration of the procedure is about 5 minutes. An individual regimen is selected for each patient, depending on the stage of pathological development. The effectiveness of therapy is compared with deep intensive massage. After 2-3 sessions, a positive trend was noted.


Therapists use tape, an elastic patch, to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. It is applied gently to the affected part of the body, slightly lifting the top layer of skin. The patient is not limited in physiological movements.

Kinesitaping is prescribed along with physiotherapy exercises. Because of its elasticity, which is comparable to the elasticity of the skin, the tape begins to affect the inflamed area from day one. As standard, the plaster is fixed for 3-5 days, and then the course is repeated 2 more times until the discomfort during movement is completely eliminated.

There are several contraindications: skin diseases and high sensitivity of the epidermis. This procedure is prescribed for patients of any age and gender. A thorough knowledge of physiology and anatomy is required when using tape. At our center, the procedure is performed by an experienced chiropractor.

PRP therapy

Plasma therapy - injection of the patient's own plasma. For its implementation, special equipment is used to remove platelets from the blood. Plasma is mixed with blood cells and injected into the patient. This procedure allows you to regenerate the affected tissue quickly, stopping the inflammation. As a result, joint fluid is restored, and joint mobility improves. Blood circulation is improved in damaged tissues.

The process takes about 20 minutes. The duration of the course depends on the stage of the disease. On average, 2 to 6 procedures are prescribed.

Each consists of 3 levels:

  1. Blood sampling was performed.
  2. Plasma is being prepared.
  3. Autoplasma is injected into the affected area.

Administration of plasma does not cause pain. The patient feels only a slight discomfort.

The method not only eliminates the symptoms, but influences the cause of the disease. Long -term effects are provided.

At the Innovative Medical Center you can get detailed advice from a traumatologist, neurologist, physiotherapist. Once diagnosed, they will prescribe a set of measures aimed at getting rid of back disease without pills. We have modern equipment and offer effective methods for the treatment of osteochondrosis in women and men of any age.