lumbar osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine is a common disease. Affected persons 25 years of age and older. The disease is getting younger. Lumbar osteochondrosis, symptoms are observed in patients aged 30 years.

Osteochondrosis is a disease of an incorrect and sedentary lifestyle. Many are forced to spend their working hours constantly sitting in front of the computer. It is important to lead an active lifestyle, perform physical exercises that maintain normal muscle tone, many times there is not enough time for it.


back pain with osteochondrosis

Few people pay attention to the first symptoms of lumbar osteochondrosis. Initially, the disease is manifested by discomfort in the lower back. Severe pain occurs with a strong load on the spine, lifting weights.

Characteristic signs of the disease:

  • numbness, numbness of the back muscles during prolonged sitting in one position;
  • at a later stage, mild pain occurs, aggravated by movement;
  • after an incorrect load on the spine, the patient is faced with a partial restriction of movement, severe pain that does not allow him to straighten his back, which provokes an attack of severe pain.

It is recommended to seek medical advice. The consequences of neglected osteochondrosis are terrible. The disease provokes changes in the cartilaginous tissue, leads to the formation of hernias. The patient is freed from an intervertebral disc herniation by a surgical operation.

The modified cartilage tissue becomes dense, reminiscent of bone tissue, the distance between them decreases, the nerve endings are pinched. Pain occurs in the lower back, leg, groin.

Causes of the disease

A sedentary lifestyle cannot cause disease. The causes of lumbar osteochondrosis often negatively affect the body from childhood. The formation of an incorrect posture is the first reason that leads to osteochondrosis. Extra pounds, weight lifting, back injuries and genetic predisposition are the main reasons that lead to degenerative changes in the vertebrae.

The causes provoke inadequate blood circulation in the cartilaginous tissues. The amount of nutrients provided by the blood decreases, which causes a lack of components necessary for the regeneration of cartilage tissue.

It is worth paying attention to back injuries. A severe spinal injury received in childhood will disrupt the normal function of the intervertebral discs. The inflammation begins gradually. If you do not take action in time, provoke the process with additional adverse factors, in the future osteochondrosis will become a constant companion.

Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis

The main thing - no self-treatment. Cause harm to health, aggravate the condition.

The doctor will establish an accurate diagnosis after diagnostic studies. Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis is effective when the diagnosis is known, the affected area of the spine is established. Procedures are aimed at eliminating factors:

exercises for lumbar osteochondrosis
  1. It is recommended to identify the root cause that led to the formation of tissue changes.
  2. If osteochondrosis is accompanied by severe pain, the initial treatment is aimed at relieving pain and alleviating the patient's condition.
  3. It is worth stopping the disease process, stimulating the regeneration of tissues damaged by osteochondrosis.
  4. When the pains disappear, the patient is prescribed massage complexes, therapeutic exercises and preventive procedures.

With an aggravation, the pain is so severe that movement causes severe pain. In severe cases, the patient is hospitalized. If it is not necessary, the patient should be provided with rest at home, bed rest.

The doctor prescribes strong medications. In severe situations, the patient receives a special blockade that relieves acute pain.

Therapy during the recovery period.

Osteochondrosis is an insidious disease. It is impossible to cure. The patient is advised to follow the doctor's instructions when the pain has passed.

If a neuropathologist has prescribed a reflexology course, the sessions are worth visiting. After restorative manual procedures that relieve pain and restore muscle tone, you should regularly perform physical therapy exercises.

The complex of therapeutic procedures is aimed at eliminating, eliminating the complications that provoke osteochondrosis. In severe cases, the procedures are ineffective. The patient will be relieved of pain, anguish, surgical intervention.

disease prevention

Cure, safety in the future depends not only on the attending physician. Whether osteochondrosis returns or not depends on the patient. It is worth reconsidering a sedentary lifestyle.

From now on, physiotherapy and an active lifestyle should become constant companions. Prevention: swimming, quiet walks in the fresh air. Patients often have physiological problems. Osteochondrosis is the cause of the patient's depressive state. The disease leads to constant irritation, depression, depression.

The main thing in the prevention of the disease is a mobile lifestyle, proper nutrition, gymnastics, swimming. Lumbar osteochondrosis becomes a problem for every second patient.

If you do not notice signs of illness, lifestyle, restricted movement at work, prevent the disease in advance. You should not wait until it manifests itself, it is easier to protect your health in advance than to treat terrible complications.

Facts about osteochondrosis

Many diseases arise due to problems with the spine. The vertebrae in a healthy body have strict proportions to each other. A slight deviation from the norm provokes arthrosis, sciatica, osteochondrosis. Preparations for lumbar osteochondrosis can not cure. They stop the development of the disease, eliminate pain, partially restore the work of damaged tissues.

Wrong posture - osteochondrosis in the future, early skin aging. Youth depends on the strength of the muscles responsible for maintaining the muscles of the face. Wrong posture, sloping shoulders, drooping head weaken the muscles of the back of the neck and head. Leads to the formation of a second chin, the progression of osteochondrosis.


Disease prevention is more effective than therapy. In order to prevent the progression of the disease, parents from childhood should pay attention to the posture of the child and take measures to prevent the occurrence of osteochondrosis.

For prevention, strengthening the health of the body, it is recommended to attend sports sections, observe a properly balanced diet and treat injuries in time.