One of the undesirable manifestations of osteochondrosis is a protrusion of an intervertebral disc. This is sort of a small hernia. The contents of the disc protrudes beyond the bodies of the adjacent vertebrae to 2 mm for the cervical spine and up to 5 mm for the lumbar spine. The integrity of the annulus that surrounds the pulpous nucleus of the disc is maintained.
If it is wrong to approach the treatment of protrusion of the intervertebral disc, it may develop into a major hernia. Treatment should begin immediately after diagnosis. Protrusion of the intervertebral disks are developing many, but the pain cause not all.
- Spine injuries result in personal injury (automobile, generic etc).
- Different posture.
As you can see, the preconditions for the emergence of protrusions are formed in early childhood. Most often affects the discs of the cervical and lumbar regions, which are the most mobile and are often subjected to overload injuries.
ForumOnline and the lateral protrusion of the discs is most often the cause of pain.
Of protrusion of the intervertebral disc in the first place indicates pain. Pain causes the protrusion, and the structures that are adjacent to it (ligaments, vessels, muscles, Dura). Of protrusion of the disk can speak and numbness of fingers. In the area of innervation of the affected nerve can be felt creeping sensation, tingling, changes in the moisture content and color of the skin. The protrusion may cause dizziness and headache.
Protrusion of the disk drive is very dangerous diagnosis. If there is rupture of the fibrous ring, the loss of the nucleus pulposus, causing compression of the nerves, you should be ready to irreversible consequences. The case can be completed even paralysis.
Treatment of protrusion of the intervertebral disc consists of the following major components:
- The use of drugs, namely, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, ketorol, ketone, Movalis, xefocam etc).
- Vitamins ( milgamma, neuroactivity etc), biologically active additives to strengthen cartilage.
- Physiotherapy, massage.
- Exercises physical therapy.
A wonderful addition to the basic treatment will be the use of homeopathic medicines and reflexology.