Cervical degenerative disc disease:

Cervical degenerative disc disease:

Treatment and prevention
Osteochondrosis — is the deposition of salt?
Osteochondrosis is now widely regarded as a disease of the century, they are increasingly affected even young people aged 30-40 years, leading a sedentary lifestyle.
When there is pain in the cervical spine, discomfort and crunch when turning your head, it’s usually a person believes that this is due to the deposition of salt, although this is not entirely true.
Indeed, the calcium salts in disorders of mineral metabolism are delayed in the ligaments and cartilage, but it is only part of the disease.

The essence of osteoarthritis is the destruction of bone tissue and loss of elasticity of cartilage and ligaments.
Main, which begins with the illness — is the loss of elasticity of the intervertebral disc cartilage. With the disc becomes less elastic over time, dry, bulges and ruptures, forming a hernia vertebrae squeezes passing near the nerves and blood vessels.
Suffering and bone structure of the vertebrae — they change their shape, the edges are no longer smooth, become sharp, there are so-called spikes (osteophytes). The muscles due to constant irritation tense, compressed and restrict the mobility of the spine area.

How dangerous cervical osteochondrosis?

Cervical spine — the most mobile and constantly loaded as hold in position rather massive head.
Osteochondrosis usually affects the most moving elements of the spine, and it is dangerous in that the neck is a lot of nerve endings and blood vessels, there are major vertebral artery that supplies the brain with blood. When squeezing the vertebral artery occurs oxygen starvation of the brain and spinal cord, there is a threat of an ischemic stroke.
Continuous compression of nerves and blood vessels, their spasms and inflammation lead to acute and chronic disorders of cerebral blood flow and neural regulation of the internal organs. Hence for cervical osteochondrosis and there are headaches, dizziness, high blood pressure jumps, tachycardia, heart pain, hand numbness, hearing loss, vision.

Let’s look to the pharmacy …

Assist compresses bischofite. The aqueous solution of bischofite (a complex mixture of co-
Lei potassium, magnesium, calcium, and a large number of trace elements) are successfully used in the form of applications in osteochondrosis of the various sections of the spine, as well as in osteoarthritis and arthritis.
Treatment is carried out as follows: in a saucer pour heated to 40 ° C and bischofite, wetting his fingers in it, lightly rubbing the painful places of the cervical spine for 5-7 minutes. Then, the remaining brine is impregnated piece of cheesecloth, wring out the excess, is applied to the painful area of the neck, covered with a paper for packs, or plastic wrap on top tied with a woolen scarf or handkerchief. Procedures performed at night, leaving the wrap for 7-8 hours.
In the morning the remains bishofit wash with warm boiled water.
The course of treatment — 12-14 procedures in a day.

If there are signs of skin irritation, allergic reactions, treatment overturned. Older people with impaired cardiovascular system reduce the duration of the procedure up to 4-6 hours.


Applications with Dimexidum.

Dimexidum — medical drug used for the treatment of inflammation and pain of the musculoskeletal system. Dimexidum penetrates deep into the tissue, improves blood circulation and is a conductor of a plurality of drugs, increasing their absorption through intact skin. For therapeutic purposes, using dimexide diluted 2-3 times with boiled water (concentrated drug can cause severe burns to the skin!).

To test the sensitivity of the skin in a small section of the elbow with a cotton swab smeared with undiluted solution Dimexidum, normally have felt tingling or tingling of the skin. In marked itching, burning, redness of the skin with the application Dimexidum contraindicated.

Breeding Dimexidum impregnated with a piece of gauze or a bandage is applied to a painful neck area is not more than 20-25 minutes, then blot the excess product with a cotton swab, but the impact of the place do not wash 5-6 hours.
The treatment course is 10-15 procedures every day or — depending on the individual sensitivity of the skin.

To enhance the analgesic effect of 100 ml final solution can be added or dipyrone ampoule novocaine.

Do not forget about ipplikator Kuznetsova.

Needle ipplikator Kuznetsova remains popular for many years and is designed to relieve pain in muscles, joints, spine.

By stimulating biologically active points on the skin, it relieves muscle spasms and pain, normalizes blood circulation and spinal motor segments. In patients with cervical osteochondrosis ipplikator it can be used for chronic and acute pain.
To this end, it is applied to the back of the neck and collar area, press down arms within the pain tolerance, and hold for 5-6 minutes, changing the point of contact with the skin every 40-60 seconds — as if massaging ipplikator neck. The procedure is carried out 3-4 times a day to a significant weakening or disappearance of pain. Regular use ipplikator Kuznetsova has a general tonic effect, improves cerebral blood circulation, relieves fatigue, dizziness, normalizes sleep.

Pepper plaster is widely used as a distraction, an anesthetic with radiculitis, neuralgia, myositis, and various types of degenerative disc disease.

There are two ways of laying pepper patch: a single sheet the entire painful area and the point when the cut pieces of the patch about the size of 1×1 cm and glued on the acupressure points.
The latter is achieved by a more pronounced effect and less consumed patch.
Find the desired acupressure points is quite simple: Bend your head forward, bringing your chin to your chest as possible. The tip of the index finger of his right hand lead from the top down by the back midline of the neck, in the end it will be the last speaker of the 7th vertebra (spinous process). Glue a piece of pepper patch in the recess below the speaker of the 7th vertebra. Then, in the next dimple protruding vertebra affix another piece of plaster.
Pepper plaster are, without removing, for 1-2 days, then change. The skin patch is degreased before bonding with alcohol or cologne and wipe dry.


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