Lumbar osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis of the lumbar spine is a common disease. Affected persons aged 25 years and older. The disease is getting younger. Lumbar osteochondrosis, symptoms are noted in patients aged 30 years.

Osteochondrosis is a disease of an irregular, sedentary lifestyle. Many are forced to spend their working time constantly sitting at the computer. It is important to lead an active lifestyle, perform physical exercises that maintain normal muscle tone, often there is not enough time for that.


back pain with osteochondrosis

Few people pay attention to the first symptoms of lumbar osteochondrosis. Initially, the disease manifests itself in discomfort in the lower back. Severe pain occurs with a strong load on the spine, lifting weights.

Characteristic signs of the disease:

  • numbness, numbness of the back muscles during prolonged sitting in one position;
  • at a later stage there is mild pain, intensified by movement;
  • after improper loading of the spine, the patient faces partial restriction of movement, severe pain that does not allow him to straighten his back, causing a severe attack of pain.

It is advisable to seek medical advice. The consequences of neglected osteochondrosis are terrible. The disease causes changes in cartilage tissue, leading to the formation of hernias. Surgery relieves the patient of intervertebral disc herniation.

The modified cartilage tissue becomes dense, reminiscent of bone tissue, the distance between them is reduced, the nerve endings are tightened. Pain occurs in the lower back, legs, groin.

Causes of disease

A sedentary lifestyle cannot cause illness. The causes of lumbar osteochondrosis often negatively affect the body since childhood. The formation of improper posture is the first reason that leads to osteochondrosis. Excess weight, weight lifting, back injuries, genetic predisposition are the main reasons that lead to degenerative changes in the vertebrae.

The causes cause improper blood circulation in the cartilage tissue. The amount of nutrients that are delivered to the blood is reduced, which leads to a lack of components necessary for the regeneration of cartilage tissue.

It is worth paying attention to back injuries. Severe spinal cord injury in childhood will disrupt the normal functioning of the intervertebral discs. Inflammation begins gradually. If you do not take measures in time, you provoke the process with additional unfavorable factors, in the future osteochondrosis will become a constant companion.

Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis

The main thing - without self-medication. Harm health, worsen the condition.

The doctor will make an accurate diagnosis after diagnostic studies. Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis is effective when the diagnosis is known, determine the affected area of the spine. The procedures are aimed at eliminating the factors:

exercises for lumbar osteochondrosis
  1. It is recommended to identify the underlying cause that led to the creation of changes in the tissues.
  2. If osteochondrosis is accompanied by severe pain, the initial treatment is aimed at relieving the pain, alleviating the patient's condition.
  3. It is worth stopping the disease process, stimulating the regeneration of tissues damaged by osteochondrosis.
  4. When the pain disappears, the patient is prescribed massage complexes, therapeutic exercises and preventive procedures.

With exacerbation, the pain is so severe that movement causes severe pain. In severe cases, the patient is hospitalized. If it is not necessary, the patient should be allowed to rest at home, rest in bed.

The doctor prescribes strong medications. In difficult situations, the patient is given a special blockade that relieves acute pain.

Therapy during the recovery period

Osteochondrosis is an insidious disease. It is impossible to cure. The patient is advised to follow the doctor's instructions when the pain passes.

If a neuropathologist has prescribed a reflexology course, it is worth visiting the sessions. After restorative manual procedures that relieve pain, restore muscle tone, you should engage in regular physiotherapy exercises.

The complex of therapeutic procedures is aimed at removing, eliminating the complications that cause osteochondrosis. In severe cases, the procedures are ineffective. The patient will be relieved of pain, anxiety, surgery.

Disease prevention

Treatment, safety in the future does not depend only on the attending physician. Whether osteochondrosis returns or not depends on the patient. It is worth reconsidering a sedentary lifestyle.

From now on, physical therapy and an active lifestyle should become constant companions. Prevention - swimming, easy walks in the fresh air. Often patients have physiological problems. Osteochondrosis is the cause of the patient's depressed state. The disease leads to constant irritation, depression, depression.

The main thing in disease prevention is a mobile lifestyle, proper nutrition, gymnastics, swimming. Lumbar osteochondrosis becomes a problem for every other patient.

If you do not notice the signs of the disease, lifestyle, work restrict movement, take care of disease prevention in advance. You should not wait until it manifests, it is easier to protect your health in advance than to treat terrible complications.

Facts about osteochondrosis

Many diseases are caused by problems with the spine. The vertebrae in a healthy body have strict proportions to each other. Slight deviation from the norm causes arthrosis, sciatica, osteochondrosis. Preparations for lumbar osteochondrosis cannot be cured. They stop the development of the disease, eliminate pain, and partially restore the work of damaged tissues.

Improper posture - osteochondrosis in the future, early aging of the skin. Youth depends on the strength of the muscles responsible for maintaining facial muscles. Improper posture, bent shoulders, bent head weak back muscles of the neck and head. It leads to the formation of another beard, the progression of osteochondrosis.


Disease prevention is more effective than therapy. To prevent the progression of the disease, parents from childhood should pay attention to the child's posture, take measures to prevent osteochondrosis.

For prevention, strengthening the health of the organism, it is recommended to attend sports sections, a properly balanced diet and timely treatment of injuries.