Osteochondrosis is a very dangerous disease. It occurs imperceptibly and develops from mild unpleasant sensations to serious diseases of the spine, sometimes causing disability.
Therapists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, vertebrates, and other specialists are involved in treating this disease.
Symptoms and sensations of chest osteochondrosis
Osteochondrosis of the thoracic spine is less common than osteochondrosis of the cervical or lumbar spine. The thoracic vertebrae are less mobile and better protected. Complicating this disease is the fact that symptoms are difficult to identify and this can subsequently lead to a number of other diseases.
One of the main reasons for the occurrence of osteochondrosis of the chest region is the presence of scoliosis in humans. With the curvature of the spine, the pressure on the vertebrae increases, causing their displacement and loss of intervertebral discs from the spine. The pain that occurs in this disease is indicated by the fact that there are changes in the vertebrae, the metabolism and blood supply are disturbed. This disease mainly affects people who lead a sedentary lifestyle, office workers, drivers, and students.
In thoracic osteochondrosis, symptoms and sensations are divided into the main pain syndromes: dorsago and dorsalgia. Dorsalgia is a persistent, chronic pain that is mild and causes little discomfort to the patient. Dorsago is a sudden, sharp pain. It occurs when a person has been in a certain position for a long time and it changes it dramatically. You may experience shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and poor control of muscles.
Chest degenerative disc disease: symptoms and sensations are typical and atypical
Breast osteochondrosis, like any other disease, has a number of distinctive features. List of typical symptoms:
- painful sensations intensify when inhaling, turning the body, raising arms;
- The pain starts in one place and then quickly spreads to the entire chest area. Difficulty breathing. The patient is forced to find a comfortable position. Intercostal neuralgia occurs;
- Muscles are very tense, cramps occur regularly;
- The precursors of intercostal neuralgia are recurrent pain, uncomfortable sensations in the back and chest that occur while walking or exercising.
- The pain syndrome worsens at night, and in the morning it can subside completely. It is also pronounced during hypothermia.
Symptoms and sensations are characteristic of osteochondrosis of the chest region, which are characteristic of other diseases. Such symptoms are called atypical. These include:
- painful sensations similar to diseases of the cardiovascular system. There is no improvement when taking medication and can even worsen the state of health. Even with an EKG, no changes are observed;
- For women at the acute stage of the development of the disease, the pain of the mammary glands is characteristic. You can exclude this pathology by visiting a mammologist.
- Sometimes patients complain of painful sensations similar to pain in gastritis, ulcers and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. However, unlike these diseases, in osteochondrosis, the pain intensifies in moments of heavy stress, and not when eating.
- Disorders of the urinary and reproductive systems;
- Some patients have difficulty swallowing, a "lump in the throat" sensation.
Immediate treatment is required for breast osteochondrosis and self-medication is not acceptable. This can lead to worsening of the patient's condition and, subsequently, even disability. Specialists can identify typical and atypical symptoms of the disease. Qualified doctors diagnose chest osteochondrosis with modern equipment and treat it with the latest effective methods.
Breast osteochondrosis: symptoms and treatment
The hospital uses the best schemes and methods to treat chest osteochondrosis. The drug method will help eliminate the inflammatory process and relieve pain. The main method of treating osteochondrosis is the use of chondroprotectors over a long period of time. They restore the cartilage of the intervertebral discs and their elasticity. For hospital patients, exercise therapy is a prerequisite for treatment in order to strengthen the musculo-ligament framework. Muscle relaxants are used (relieve muscle spasms), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
In order to maintain the overall balance, improve metabolism in the body, proper nutrition is necessary. The hospital offers nutritionist services and inpatient wards, where it is much easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle during recovery than it is at home.
Among the additional methods of treatment are used:
- Physical therapy;
- manual therapy;
- Vacuum therapy.