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What is osteochondrosis? Can osteochondrosis affect my chest?

What is osteochondrosis? Can osteochondrosis affect my chest?

Osteochondrosis and persistent back pain affect 70-80% of the population after the age of 30.

Failure to treat osteochondrosis can lead to disability, so it is important to find the root cause in the early stages and see your doctor (osteopath or neurologist)

What is spinal osteochondrosis?
Osteochondrosis is a chronic condition that destroys the intervertebral disc. Over time, other structures in the body become involved, leading to disruption of nerve endings and the entire musculoskeletal system.

Regular exercise will make them elastic and strong, but in the absence of exercise, the elasticity of the tissues is lost.

What are the causes of osteochondrosis:

1. Any inflammatory processes that lead to early ageing of the cartilage, especially due to sedentary lifestyle.
2. Due to poor metabolic processes in the spinal discs. Poor diet and bad habits are to blame.
3. Intervertebral cartilage nutrition disorder. Over time, the vessels that carry nutrients through the bloodstream diminish in their volume.

Osteochondrosis has a very wide range of effects on the body and can easily be confused with other diseases.
Some of the common symptoms are:
Pain and tension in the muscles in the back and neck;
Curvature of the spine to one side;
Impaired sensitivity of nerve fibres:
numbness in the limbs and fingers;
weakened muscle strength in the arms and legs;
Rapid urination – up to 10-12 times a day.

Osteochondrosis recurs in the legs to:

back and side of the thighs;
lower leg and inner part of the ankle;
the back of the feet;

Extends into the arms to:

deltoid muscle;
outer edge of the hand, up to the little finger;
back of the palm;
the three middle fingers of the hand;
ring finger and little finger (very rare).

How to diagnose?
A normal X-ray is enough to identify and understand that there is osteochondrosis.
If you want to understand in detail which organs are affected and develop an adequate treatment strategy, a CT and MRI (Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan is better.

Can osteochondrosis be a recurrent pain in the chest or a stab in the heart?
It is the pathological syndrome that gives rise to pain in the anterior wall that resembles heart pain.
Angina pains will be constrictive and can recoil into the left scapula, arm and even the jaw.

It is important to identify the problem early and see a doctor for a diagnosis. Without professional counselling, it can take a long time to treat the wrong disease and it can turn into a chronic condition.