About 80% of middle-aged people suffer from back problems. The most common disease of the spine in medical practice is cervical osteochondrosis.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is associated with deformation of the vertebrae and intervertebral discs caused by destructive processes in bone and cartilage tissue. The development of the disease is facilitated by a lack of physical activity, or vice versa - muscle overload, a habit of often assuming the wrong body position, hypothermia, sedentary lifestyle, problems with posture, sleeping in an uncomfortable bed and a number ofhereditary factors. The immediate cause of the disease is the increase in the level of salts in the blood lymph, which, in turn, leads to changes in the cushioning of the spine, loss of elasticity of the cartilage. Problems with the cervical spine can occur with obesity and metabolic disorders, which lead to an imbalance of mineral compounds in the bone tissue.
It is better to entrust the process of diagnosing and treating the disease to specialists in the field of medicine, but in the early stages of the manifestation of the disease, you can try the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis at home.
Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis most often appear already at the stage when irreversible changes in the structure of the vertebrae have occurred and the physiological functionality of the intervertebral discs is lost. The space between them decreases, the nerve roots and the vertebral artery crossing the cervical column are squeezed, tenderness and characteristic unpleasant symptoms appear.
Signs of illness to watch out for:
Information about what cervical osteochondrosis is, symptoms and treatment at home will help to suspect the presence of this disease at an early stage and to take independent measures in time to prevent its further development.
It is impossible to get rid of osteochondrosis if it is not treated. In addition, therapeutic measures in this case will be aimed not so much at eliminating the clinical signs of the disease, as at combating the causes of the disease. Good results can be obtained with an integrated approach to healing, combining the use of drugs, physiotherapy, massage and traditional treatments.
Folk remedies for cervical osteochondrosis are an addition to traditional treatment, help significantly alleviate the condition of the patient, and are welcomed by most doctors.
All of these methods have common goals:
At the same time, none of the existing recipes of traditional medicine are able to cope with the accumulation of salt deposits in bone tissue. This must be taken into account to understand that folk remedies are good as preventive measures or in tandem with drugs, but not as independent therapeutic methods.
Healers in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis use many traditional recipes. All of them are based on the use of essential oils, plants, animal fats, roots and poisons. In certain proportions, they are combined with alcohol, vodka or moonshine, turpentine and tincture of iodine, which makes it possible to obtain analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs and effective heating agents, usable both externally and internally.
Classically, three groups of drugs for cervical osteochondrosis are distinguished, which have been used in traditional medicine for centuries - decoctions and infusions, rubs and compresses. The most popular and available are:
In a few days it will be possible to personally assess the effectiveness of the broth - in the shade of urine. If its color has changed to orange, it means that the process of removing salts has started actively. As the course continues, the color of the urine will gradually lighten.
It should be noted that some of the components used in traditional recipes for cervical osteochondrosis should not be combined with drugs! There are drugs that cause severe allergies or poisoning. As a rule, they contain poisonous fruits of plants or herbs.
Therefore, having decided to supplement traditional treatment with "grandmother" methods, you should inform your doctor about it in order to receive individual recommendations and choose a safe set of procedures.
Improved physical education - exercises for cervical osteochondrosis at home will bring undoubted benefits in the treatment process. It is allowed to use various devices and simulators to increase the effect of procedures. Correctly selected physical exercises will help to quickly weaken or even relieve the patient from debilitating pain, stretch the ligament apparatus and relax the cervical muscles. Individual recommendations for gymnastics for cervical osteochondrosis at home can be obtained from your doctor, but there are also universal training methods. For example, the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis according to Bubnovsky.
Prof. Bubnovsky's method is widely used in physiotherapy for the treatment of many diseases without surgery and drugs and gives very impressive results.
To solve problems related to the cervical spine, the doctor offers a series of simple exercises 20 times for each of the points:
Massage for cervical osteochondrosis, as an effective means of relaxation, helps relax muscles, relieve tension and relieve the body of stiffness.
To get quality service, you can contact a professional massage therapist, but if you want, you can also learn the secrets of self-massage.
It's simple - there are no universal techniques, there are only three rules of massage for yourself:
Of course, it is impossible to cure osteochondrosis with massage, but if done correctly and regularly, it will help relieve symptoms, improve the patient's well-being and mood. .
A variant of an alternative method of treating cervical osteochondrosis with folk remedies is the use of applicators. From the eighties of the last century to the present day, this technique has many fans. An applicator is a specially designed device that presents an object with a needle-like surface. Among patients with cervical osteochondrosis, the most common applicators are Lyapko and Kuznetsov.
The development of Kuznetsov is a plastic product in the form of a mat with sharp buttons on the surface. Lying on such a device, the patient undergoes massage and acupuncture therapy on the reflex zones. The Lyapko applicator is its improved version, in which, in addition to the reflex and acupuncture effects, a galvanic-electrical effect is used thanks to the metal needles embedded in the tubers. Such home therapy allows you to activate blood circulation in the problem area, accelerate metabolic processes in the body, improve the elimination of toxins, reduce muscle tone, but it is not enough toit alone for successful treatment of osteochondrosis.
Treating osteochondrosis of the neck at home is simple and very difficult. On the one hand, all therapies are available to most people and are relatively easy to repeat. On the other hand, they require some time, patience, self-control and regularity of repetition. And regardless of the expectations of alternative therapy, it should be remembered: if within a week of starting treatment with home remedies the symptoms of osteochondrosis have not disappeared and have not become less intense inmanifestation, it is imperative to consult a doctor so as not to aggravate your already serious health situation.