Hernia of thoracic spine
Hernia of the thoracic spine develops inIn case of damage to the outer fibers of the intervertebral disc (ring). In this case, the soft inner material of its core extrudes beyond the limits of the position in the norm. When the ring ruptures near the spinal canal, swelling can occur in it. As practice shows, such a pathology is rare.
Hernia of the thoracic spine is extremely serious. In this area, there is quite a bit of space around the spinal cord.
Hernia of the thoracic spine can provoke paralysis in the lower limbs.
Due to the narrowness of the spinal canal in thisand mainly the middle location of pathologies, the compression of nerve roots and spinal cord is most often developed. Thus, the hernia of the thoracic spine leads not only to soreness and discomfort, but also provokes the emergence of other diseases. Experts refer to the main pathologies that develop against the background of this ailment, heart disease, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, as well as sensitivity disorders of the lower extremities.
Hernia of the thoracic spine. Symptoms
The main manifestations of pathology include:
- difficulty breathing;
- vertebrogenic heart pain;
- soreness between the ribs, in the chest and back with prolonged activity in the static position;
- impaired sensitivity in both (or one) limbs.
Among the main reasons for the development of the condition are:
- scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis, kyphosis;
- violation of posture;
- weak muscle corset;
- spine trauma;
- long static position of the trunk.
Pathology can occur in children. However, as practice shows, the development of hernias is more typical for people of young and middle age. As for people of older age, they develop a true pathology is minimized due to age-related degenerative changes in the spine.
Treatment of a spinal hernia without an operation
Separate medical institutions until todayconservative therapeutic methods are used. In this case, patients are recommended to adhere to rest and bed rest, especially with the development of acute vertebrogenic diseases of the spine. Patients should lie on their backs, lifting or placing the lower extremities on the pillow. In this case, patients, in search of a painless position, often change the position of the body. Conservative methods include the use of anti-inflammatory drugs.
It should be noted that facilitation ofSuch activities occur, as a rule, after three to four weeks. However, at the same time, getting rid of the damage to the disk and compression of the nerve root does not happen. To avoid the development of complications, patients are prescribed rest for another month. As practice shows, such treatment in most cases is delayed for a long time.
If the pain syndrome persistsfor two or three months and is accompanied by an increasing neurological deficit, a violation of the pelvic organs, numbness of the perineum, a decrease in sexual desire, surgical intervention is prescribed.
However, in the light of the development of new technologies andvertebrogenic medicine, more and more specialists prescribe the treatment of a spinal hernia without surgery. To eliminate the pain syndrome, the method of motion is applied. As practice shows, when using an integrated approach to solving the problem, the time for patients to get rid of pain is significantly reduced. In some cases, patients feel relief after the first sessions of physical therapy or training in rehabilitation equipment. After removing the acute attack, the therapeutic complex is expanded, adding to the procedures massage or manual therapy according to the indications.
The pronounced effect also gives an extensionthe spine. In this case, both underwater and dry methods can be used. Procedures contribute to decompression and the creation of negative pressure in the intervertebral space.