Spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine
As the disease progresses, the nerve roots become infringed, the osteophytes, growing, exert strong pressure on the intervertebral disks and the patient suffers from acute attacks of lower back pain that spread to the lower extremities.In some cases, a person may not be able to keep toes, ankles and calves, but such phenomena are short-lived.
Treatment of spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine
The proliferation of bone tissue in the spine leads to constant pain, stiffness of movement and disability( partial or complete).Unfortunately, there is no single conservative method for the treatment of spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine. Flours and compresses, injections and taking of tablets will not provide complete recovery.
Surgical intervention is extremely rare, it is advisable only in neglected cases, when spondylosis is burdened by paralysis of the legs, incontinence of urine and feces.
Nevertheless, it is necessary to conduct therapy courses for diagnosed spondylosis - this will keep the progression of the inflammatory process, stop the growth of bone tissue.Doctors call the main means of fighting the considered pathology anesthesia of the lumbar spine, strengthening the back muscles and reducing inflammation.Periods of spondylosis exacerbation of the lumbosacral spine should be accompanied by the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - they have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and are able to quickly stop pain syndrome.
Please note: is a long time to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs categorically not recommended, as this can lead to disruption in the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.And this, in turn, will provoke an even larger growth of bone tissue, osteophytes will appear in even greater numbers.Doctors recommend alternating reception of these drugs with anesthetic blockade.
As part of the treatment of the disease under consideration, patients undergo a course of physiotherapeutic procedures that are aimed at strengthening the muscles of the back, which automatically leads to improved blood supply to the muscle tissue, while removing the strain of .Of the most effective physioprocedures in spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine can be identified:
- paraffin treatment;
- mud treatment;
In addition to all the above methods, the patient is shown therapeutic exercises and massages.But such appointments can only be done by a doctor who will first examine the patient and find out the stage of the disease. Back strain in this disease is strictly prohibited!
Note: spondylosis is a disease in which no folk methods can relieve pain and restore the mobility of the spine.
Treatment of spondylosis of the lumbosacral spine should be comprehensive, carried out under the constant supervision of a specialist.The patient needs to be prepared for the fact that the recovery process will be long, and to stop the pathological process, you will have to take certain medications and practice physical therapy all your life.But such a serious attitude towards the disease in question will allow to exclude early disability, to keep working capacity for many years.
Tsygankova Yana Aleksandrovna, medical reviewer, therapeutist of the highest qualification category