Throughout life, the spine, and with it the intervertebral discs that provide us with mobility, carry a heavy load. The disks themselves consist of a hard shell, inside of which is a thick liquid. In case of any damage or crack of the disk, the inner part comes out. This is the hernia.
A hernia of the spine is considered the most unpleasant manifestation of osteochondrosis. A person with such a diagnosis experiences severe back pain, his movements are limited and it is inappropriate to say anything about a full life here.
The disease often occurs after 30 years, but there are cases of disc herniation at an earlier age. There are many methods of getting rid of this disease, including surgery. Not the last place is occupied by acupuncture, its effectiveness has been proven and acupuncture is successfully used by modern doctors.
The essence of acupuncture for herniated discs
Acupuncture came to us from China and its difference from other methods of treatment is harmlessness. The method, when used correctly, is safe and does not cause side effects.
The method has been clinically tested and its effectiveness has been proven. In the initial stages of the disease, the disease is completely curable, and in more advanced cases, the patient receives a state of remission and the opportunity to lead an active life.
Nowadays, there are many doctors who practice acupuncture. For the treatment to be successful, you need to find an experienced and certified specialist. Use the services of such centers and clinics that specialize in this technique and are licensed. Then your treatment will not bring harm and will be successful.
There are three different acupuncture methods that are used in the treatment of spinal hernia:
- classical method. Local points (painful area), segmental (close to the problem site) and distant points are stimulated.
- Microacupuncture . It is combined with the classical method and its essence is to prolong the effect on the body. In this case, tiny needles are used to influence points in the auricle.
- Electroacupuncture . The bottom line is that through the already placed needles, exposure is carried out using electrophysiotherapy methods . The exposure parameters are selected individually.
Acupuncture for herniated cervical spine
Acupuncture helps to recover from pinched nerves, remove increased muscle tone, and improve blood circulation. Indications (as a result of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine) for acupuncture are headache, dizziness.
Before starting treatment, the doctor finds out the nature, severity of changes in the spine, the presence of concomitant diseases.
Sterile needles are inserted into the area of acupuncture points, while the skin area is disinfected before the intervention and left for 20-40 minutes.
Relief and improvement of well-being in most cases occurs after the first sessions, but in order for this not to be a temporary effect, a full course of 10-12 procedures should be completed.
Acupuncture for thoracic hernia
If the patient has a large hernial protrusion, then the functioning of the internal organs may be disrupted.
- blood circulation is restored
- pain disappears
- returns mobility
- general condition improves
The technique can be used both independently and in combination with other methods of treatment. The type of acupuncture is selected by the doctor and on average 10-12 procedures are required.
Acupuncture for a hernia of the lumbar spine
A hernia of the lumbar spine is the most difficult to treat and several courses are required for full recovery. Usually spend 10-12 sessions. A second course with persistent or recurring symptoms is prescribed after 1.5 – 2 months.
Point impact on biologically active points, allow you to remove the pain syndrome, improve blood circulation.
The patient is comfortably positioned on the couch, the treatment area is treated with an antiseptic solution, and sterile metal needles are inserted into biologically active points. After passing the desired period of time, the needles are removed.
Expected sensations may occur:
All these sensations indicate the most pronounced response of the body to the therapeutic effect.
- Age over 75 years old.
- Oncological diseases.
- The presence of tumors.
- Mental illness in the acute phase. The impact of psychotropic substances.
- Acute period of infectious diseases.
Prognosis and outcome of acupuncture treatment
The prognosis of treatment with this technique is positive.
As a result of treatment, the patient receives:
- Improvement in general condition
- Restoration of normal blood circulation
- Reducing painful muscle spasm
- Improves mobility in the spine.
If you go to the doctor when the disease is running, then you may not achieve a complete cure, but it is possible to get a stable remission.
Contact doctors with a proven track record and at the initial stage of the disease. This way you will avoid unnecessary financial costs, will not lose a lot of time and your treatment will be successful.