Medications and physical therapy
A hernia is a bulging of the fibrous cartilage plates located between the vertebrae. The record contributes to cushioning and prevent friction between the vertebrae. A hernia can develop in the thoracic, cervical or lumbar spine.
The main symptoms are pain in the spine. In that case, if the hernia is located in the lumbar spine, you may experience numbness in the toes, impaired function of the urinary apparatus. When cervical localization often appear dizziness, high blood pressure, numbness of fingers.
With timely diagnosis of herniated discs are treated without surgery. Primarily used medication. For pain used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen", "Diclofenac" or "Meloxicam". Method of administration – orally or injecting.
It's advisable to use a topical treatment (ointments, gels). When severe pain is recommended novocaine blockade. Additionally prescribe "Pentoxifylline" or "Actovegin", they improve blood circulation, relieve swelling and inflammation. After removing the inflammatory reaction is recommended to use chondroprotectors. In addition to all this it is advisable to use medicated plasters.
The most popular currently the physical therapy. Using such physical factors as cold, heat, laser, and electromagnetic radiation. It is possible to apply the electrophoresis.
In addition there is a method of treatment of intervertebral hernias as homeosiniatry. In our country it is not widely used. Unlike medicines, it not only relieves symptoms but also eliminates the root cause of this pathology.
The method is based on the introduction of special homeopathic medications in biologically active points. The injection is not painful.
Homeosiniatry allows to purify the body, improve metabolism in tissues, relieve pain and inflammation.
In addition, you can use a simple acupuncture, hirudotherapy, therapeutic massage.
Before you can treat a hernia with conservative methods, you must consult your doctor. When running the hernia and the presence of complications may require surgical intervention.