When a doctor diagnoses cervical osteochondrosis, the symptoms of treatment are inextricably linked. This is because this disease is considered complex and multilevel, this or that symptom will tell you not only about the stage of the disease, but also to what exactly it extends, which vital areas of the body have been affected.
A person who has symptoms of osteochondrosis of the neck in the form of pain and stiffness of movement can quickly relieve his condition. Painkillers should be taken. Ointments have an effective effect, they are economical in spending. When taking painkillers, the dosage and contraindications must be observed.
After relieving the patient's condition, he should see a doctor. We must not forget that painkillers can only mask symptoms, but they cannot eliminate the disease. Separately, it should be noted that for pain that is reflected from the neck to the back, arms and legs, the ointments are applied exclusively on the neck. But despite the fact that a person has not gone to the doctor, he cannot know the exact diagnosis. And he tries to "treat" everything at once, achieving only an allergic effect.
Treatment is prescribed only after a thorough examination and diagnosis. It aims to improve blood circulation in 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 non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, chondroprotectors and vitamins B 6 and B 12.
Vasodilator drugs work in different ways. They are neurotropic drugs that act in the reduction of nervous impulse and myotropic, acting on the muscles themselves. Due to its action, the tone of the blood vessel walls decreases and its lumen increases, which increases blood flow to the brain.
Physiotherapy procedures help to relieve the patient's pain and condition. In this disease, electrophoresis, paraffin and water procedures, magnetotherapy, ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation are used successfully. Massage (not strong) and corrective gymnastics (regular) have been doing well. The use of special medical collars helps to support the head and neck.
An alternative, and in other cases a complement to the treatment, is special gymnastics.
It is necessary to closely monitor the body's allergic reactions to the ingredients used and remember that these remedies alleviate, but do not cure, the disease.
A person with cervical spine problems will have to devote time regularly to that area in order to start moving completely again and not face this problem in the future.
Talking about the prevention of cervical osteochondrosis, it should be noted: