As a rule, osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral spine begins with small: moderate lower back pain that appears from time to time and intensifies (or occurs) with movements, leaning forward, physical activity, prolonged stay in one position, if it is also uncomfortable.
This phase of the disease continues for several years. Then the pains begin to bother more often, giving at the same time first to the gluteal region, then, sequentially, to the thigh, glen and foot. By where it hurts, you can roughly determine the stage of osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral region. If the pain already radiates to the buttock - it's not good, if the pain has gone all the way down to the ankle - it's really bad. Long and persistent treatment is necessary. For most joint diseases, help cream Artrovex, but the main thing is not to delay the start of therapy, otherwise there will be wild pain in the lower back. This disease can begin suddenly - with lumbago: wild lower back pain after an awkward movement or weight lifting. Lumbago especially likes to twist a person against the background of hypothermia or fatigue. The pain passes relatively quickly in a few days, but this call is never the only one. Sooner or later, the disease goes into an acute, or chronic, stage.
The speed with which the disease progresses depends on the quality of the treatment (or in no way!) Of the treatment and prevention. If the process is left to chance, then every year there will be more exacerbations, and the loads will turn out to be more and more unbearable. “Previously, pain arose when a heavy bag was lifted, but now you can’t carry a couple of kilograms for a long time” - you often hear such a complaint at the reception.
Over time, the unpleasant sensations in the lower back will begin to bother constantly - the daily feeling of heaviness, tension, cooling of this area. A chronic muscle spasm is attached, and then the radicular syndrome (remember - this is when the nerve root is “irritated”?).
Flare-ups are worse treatable, since disorders of the muscles, ligaments, fascia, joints join the disease of the spine itself, a pathological dominant in the brain forms (persistent focus of excitement), which itself supports the pathological process - for example, it binds the muscles in a constant voltage.
In order to somehow compensate for this condition, to cope with discomfort, a person begins to move differently, his posture changes - naturally, not for the better. As a result, the spine is even more deformed, the vertebrae - the neighbors of the affected vertebrae - are overloaded, the joints of the pelvic girdle and legs are also overloaded. Of course, over time, and they can not stand it.
Osteochondrosis of any part of the spine is a disease not only of this department, but of the entire spine, of the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole. Therefore, sooner or later, if you do not do everything possible, there comes a time when the entry “common osteochondrosis” appears in the outpatient card. And then the joints are affected.
Do you think the joint hurts? You are mistaken! Following chronic muscle tension, dystrophic changes occur in them - the muscles lose their inherent elasticity and become denser. A similar process can be anywhere. Including - and in the field of joints. An unpleasant thing, gradually pulling all adjacent tissues into its orbit, like a chain reaction.
Moreover, it is difficult to diagnose: a patient, for years and without much success, treats a joint, which is not surprising - the root cause is in the spinal column and muscles adjacent to it, and not in the joint.
Joint diseases due to osteochondrosis
Types of joint suffering due to osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral region:
- Sacroiliac periarthrosis. Restriction and soreness in the hip joint, fatigue of legs coming soon, it is impossible to quickly walk, run, climb stairs.
- Periarthrosis of the knee. At first, the lower back usually hurts, then the pain is shifted to the popliteal fossa and knee joint. Then only the knee joint may bother. The pain is felt, as a rule, from the inside of the joint, intensifying when walking, a long standing position. It hurts at night. Unlike true arthrosis of the knee, with periarthritis there is no soreness when feeling.
- Reflex pain in the ankle joint. Strengthen when walking, ankles by the end of the day swell from the outside. There may be pain on the inside of the ankle joint. The movements are then given with difficulty.
- Coccyalgia. These are pains in the coccyx, deaf, dull, aching, giving to the buttock, anus, genitals, sometimes in the lower back, back of the thighs. The pain intensifies in the supine position, while sitting, walking, and decreases when the person is standing. When feeling, the tailbone is very painful, especially where there are seals (in these places the skin is treason - dry, unhealthy gray). Coccygodynia can be difficult to treat, because most often they start it with a big delay - patients are treated for anything and anything. Naturally, such a persistent illness causes neurosis. Also, impotence develops in men, in women - frigidity, menstrual cycle disorder. Often, such an attack finds itself after a tailbone injury.
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