changes in the intervertebral discs develop at an earlier age than in other parts of the spine.Weak ligaments and muscular system, diet and a sedentary lifestyle are the reasons that the first signs of degenerative disc disease often diagnosed already at high school students.
As a rule, even the appearance of poorly defined symptoms of degenerative disc disease is a sign of pathological changes in the intervertebral discs of a minimum period of six months or more.Most often it is a feeling of discomfort and stiffness in the muscles of the neck and neck area, headache and vertigo when turning the head or extension of the neck, the crunch when driving.
Some patients are concerned about pain in the shoulder joints, feeling of "pins and needles" and numbness in the hands, limiting range of motion and weakness in their muscle strength as well as fatigue.
If time does not eliminate the initial symptoms of degenerative disc disease, they gradually progresses and can cause more serious changes:
to remove the aggravation and prevent further development of the process at the first signs of degenerative disc disease should consult a doctor.
To achieve a stable therapeutic effect of combined therapy is prescribed in accordance with the nature of the symptoms, the data of instrumental methods of examination, the characteristics of the process and the general health of the patient.
For maximum rest and unloading function, as well as for pain in acute patient usually recommend wearing a collar Schantz.Then assign treatment to eliminate spasm in muscles, restoring blood circulation and prevent the development of contractures in the ligament-muscular system of the neck massage, physiotherapy, physical therapy, reflexology.
After removing the exacerbation is developing individual treatment and preventive measures aimed at preventing the further development of osteochondrosis and its repeated exacerbations massage, manual therapy, balneotherapy, reflexology, spa treatment, etc.
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