When a doctor diagnoses cervical osteochondrosis, the symptoms of treatment are inextricably linked. This is because this disease is considered complex and on many levels this or that symptom will indicate not only the stage of the disease, but also to what exactly it extends, to what vital areas of the body were affected.
A person who has experienced the symptoms of osteochondrosis of the neck in the form of pain and stiffness in movement can quickly relieve their condition. Pain relievers should be taken. Ointments will have an effective effect, they are economical in expenditure. While taking pain relievers, you should adhere to the dosage and contraindications.
After relieving the patient's condition, he should see a doctor. It should be remembered that pain relievers can only mask the symptoms, but not get rid of the disease. Separately, it should be noted that for pains that are reflected from the neck to the back, arms and legs, ointments are applied exclusively to the neck. But despite the fact that a person did not go to a doctor, he cannot know the exact diagnosis. And he tries to "treat" everything at once, successfully achieving only an allergic effect.
Treatment is prescribed only after a full examination and diagnosis. It aims to improve blood circulation to the affected areas, relieve swelling and tension, and get rid of pain. For this, analgesics are used in the form of ointments or injections (antispasmodics).
Important!It is necessary to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chondroprotectors and vitamins B 6 and B 12.
Vasodilator medicines work in different ways. These are neurotropic drugs that work to reduce nerve and myotropic impulses, acting on the muscles themselves. Due to their action, the tone of the walls of blood vessels decreases, and their lumen becomes larger, which increases blood flow to the brain.
Physiotherapy procedures will help relieve pain and alleviate the condition of the patient. In this disease, electrophoresis, paraffin and water procedures, magnetotherapy, ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation are used successfully. Massage (not strong) and remedial gymnastics (regular) have proven their worth. Wearing special medical collars will help support your head and neck.
An alternative, and in other cases an adjunct to treatment, is special gymnastics.
It is necessary to closely monitor the body's allergic reactions to the ingredients used and to remember that these remedies relieve but do not cure the disease.
A person who has problems with the cervical spine will need to devote time to this area regularly in order to start moving again fully and not to face this problem again in the future.
Speaking of prevention of cervical osteochondrosis, it should be noted: