Osteochondrosis and salt deposits. How to treat osteochondrosis?
Salt deposits and osteochondrosis
Osteophytes (also known as salts) grow around the vertebrae to relieve the pressure on the intervertebral discs and act as cushioning. Osteophytes affect the mobility of the vertebrae and make it difficult to move.
It is an incorrect assumption that salt deposits are the main cause of osteochondrosis. Therefore treating osteochondrosis with a salt-free diet is pointless.
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The main purpose of treatment is to eliminate back pain and stiffness, restore muscle tone, prevent neurological complications and improve the quality of life. If the doctor’s recommendations are strictly adhered to, the disease can be cured.
How to treat osteochondrosis at home?
It is not recommended to treat osteochondrosis yourself at home. Because a wrong diagnosis will steer treatment in the wrong direction and you can only make things worse.
Treatment at home can only be done after an examination and diagnosis by a doctor. It is most effective after an MRI or CT scan.
Treatment of osteochondrosis
There are two types of treatment – surgical and conservative. It depends on the stage and complexity of the disease (which is why I say it is important to detect the problem early and take preventive measures).
We will talk about conservative treatment. This includes medication, exercise therapy and lifestyle adjustments. The most commonly prescribed medications are anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle hypertonicity.
A very important aspect of therapeutic physical activity is early activation, i.e. walking, jogging, swimming or cycling 1-3 days after the elimination of pain. It is important to change your sedentary lifestyle to a more active one, because one of the causes of osteochondrosis is inactivity.
The reasons for osteochondrosis and when osteochondrosis worsens are explained in this article.
How to treat osteochondrosis?
– Do special exercises which strengthen and stretch the back muscles. It is important to follow a doctor’s method so as not to cause any harm;
– Electrical stimulation and massage can help relieve pain;
– Acupuncture and reflexology;
– Soft manual techniques (postisometric relaxation);
– Osteopathy and biological alignment
Biological centring and practical psychosomatics for osteochondrosis
If you suffer from osteochondrosis, you know how difficult it can be to cope with the disease. But the good news is that you can get help from an osteopath, who can help you regain your health through biological alignment and practical psychosomatics.
Biological centring is a method that helps the body regain balance and function optimally. It is based on the idea that our bodies have innate self-healing mechanisms and that these mechanisms can be stimulated to restore health.
Practical psychosomatics is a method that helps to link physical symptoms to emotional states. It is based on the idea that emotions can influence our physical health and that understanding this connection can help treat illness.
An osteopath, using biological centring and practical psychosomatics, can help you reduce pain and improve movement with osteochondrosis. You can contact an osteopath to get help with your osteochondrosis and return to a healthy life.
Course of treatment consists of 8-10 sessions, and elimination of acute pain syndrome – from 1 to 3 sessions.
The earlier the treatment begins, the fewer the sessions and the better the results.