Hindus say: “In youth, a person spends his health in order to earn money, and in old age he spends money in order to buy health; but so far no one has succeeded. “
To defeat the enemy, you need to know the laws by which he is guided. One of the truths of medicine: “Medica mente, non medicamentis” (“Treat with your mind, not with medicine”).
All my professional medical life I have been studying the capabilities of the human body, or rather, ways to restore health after serious illnesses and injuries. On this way, I managed to discover many interesting things. These discoveries, in particular, helped me to cope with my physical ailments. I called these discoveries the laws of osteochondrosis.
So. Law … second:
Osteochondrosis is a chronic disease not only of the spine, but also of a person’s self-awareness, which is filled with fears, depression and loss of orientation in life:
This law follows from the first law:
Spinal osteochondrosis is not a disease. This is a punishment for the ugly attitude to your body – the Temple of the Holy Spirit!
There are no identical diseases, there are identical diagnoses. When I work with my patients, I try to avoid stencils. Yes, there are general laws of the body, but each person is unique and lives in his own rhythm of life, chosen consciously to achieve his own goals. But where there is the conscious, there is the unconscious. To this second, I do not attribute the paranormal capabilities of a person, but the inability to recognize the need to maintain internal order. Doctors call this homeostasis. A person does not think about why, as he grows up, his body size increases, how much blood must go through a large circle of blood circulation, why he needs 700 muscles, 400 joints, hundreds of kilometers of blood vessels and capillaries, etc. This is given from birth. Until a certain period, this, given above, develops by itself, without any special efforts. But this “freebie” ends at 23-24 years, when a person matures anatomically and physiologically. If until this time he was not seriously ill, then, as a rule, the average individual is sure that what has “grown” will remain in the same state without putting any effort into it for the rest of his life. He does not need anything else from the body. But the illusions end as soon as a person grows up, and it turns out that there is an unexpected state of fatigue for him, which makes him strain. And against the background of overvoltage, diseases and fears appear. A person who is accustomed to “not think about his inner” considers these diseases an accident, since there were no serious injuries or illnesses, and he runs to the doctor. He’s used to having someone think for him and give a ready-made answer on how to get out of the “wrong” state. Doctors can understand: they have a lot of them, but there is not enough time for a patient. And they follow the simple path of rapid pain relief and sedation for this patient. So, they send him to the pharmacy. This usually helps for the first time. But after some time, problems arise again. And, as a rule, in a more severe manifestation. But he stubbornly runs all along the same route: the doctor – the pharmacy – the doctor again … The circle closed.
Then there is either the collapse of the body and personality, or an attempt to find another way to recovery. Which one? Word of mouth or the Internet. Patients turn to us, kinesitherapists, as the last hope.
Modern kinesitherapy is a method of treating acute and chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system or musculoskeletal system with the help of special simulators (MTB1-4) that allow you to activate weakened or, on the contrary, overstressed muscles in decompression mode, that is, without axial load on the joints and spine . And diaphragmatic breathing, which is taught to patients, when performing these exercises allows you to relieve intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure, thereby restoring venous circulation and lymph circulation. Kinesitherapists proceed from the indisputable fact that the weak work of the muscles of the trunk, inside which all the vascular and neural lines of the human body pass, does not allow the blood to be freely, fully and at a sufficient speed to transport blood through the large (and, accordingly, small) circle of blood circulation. This leads to the overwhelming number of chronic diseases listed above, that is, to malnutrition (trophic), vasoconstriction (ischemia) and a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). Restoring the normal functioning of the muscles and allows you to relieve the patient of back pain, chest pain, restore normal intracranial pressure, etc. , etc. But the main difficulty is that only the patient can make the weakened muscles work. And it’s hard for him, he doesn’t know how, if not simply laziness. Medicines suppressed his will. And in such cases, the kinesitherapist comes to the rescue, creating an individual program of action on the simulators, allowing you to include in the work on pumping venous blood from the bottom up first the muscles that still remain. Then those that were able to recover in the activation mode of the patient himself. And, finally, all those that helped to launch the whole circle of blood circulation with the same speed and in the right amount. Day after day, muscle by muscle, vessel by vessel. Hard, long, but reliable!
Work in this circle of blood circulation should not be interrupted, on the contrary, it is necessary to gain momentum, day after day, year after year. Only those who managed to get out of the abyss of illnesses, feel a new quality of life, which continues and is really beautiful, can truly appreciate this!
It is necessary to understand that these 700 muscles are created in order for a person to learn how to control his body; kilometers of blood vessels and capillaries running through these muscles are needed for blood to run through it, nourishing the body; and the soul – to feel and improve all this. But a person moves by inertia, someone always directs him and solves his problems. However, the moment came when he was told: “Enough. Now myself. ” But he does not know how … Doctors weaned, and anti-inflammatory and sedative drugs destroyed the ability to control muscles. He receives the last advice and last resolution from these doctors: “What do you want ?! Age! It’s time to get sick! ” He agrees with this, and would be glad to be sick, but without suffering and excessive efforts to reach the end of his life.
But one more truth of life suddenly opens up: “One has to carry one’s body, move it in space, at least in order to reach the pharmacy. And for this, you need muscles that he’s not used to caring for, you need a strong spine and joints that need good nutrition, supplied with blood, running through the vessels controlled by the muscles. And this circle closed. And as a result – helplessness, fear, depression and … life, which continues in this body uncontrollable by consciousness.
In modern medical literature, osteochondrosis is a disease in which a variety of dystrophic processes occur, resulting in damage to the vertebrae and intervertebral discs. I remind you that dystrophy is a malnutrition for which the voluntary muscles are responsible. With the loss (atrophy) of only one muscle, a “hole” appears in which the disease seeps. But a single muscle, if there is no direct injury, does not atrophy. Several muscles, several “hearts” atrophy at once, bringing nutrition to different organs and tissues. This process is chronic. It begins imperceptibly for the person himself, since many muscles duplicate each other, and are stretched in time. Therefore, when dystrophic changes in the vertebrae and discs, that is, osteochondrosis, are visible on the radiograph, other disorders are simultaneously noted. For example, if changes in the cervical spine are visible, accompanied by pains in the neck, then this, as a rule, is accompanied by headaches and dizziness, numbness of the fingers, depression, increased intracranial pressure, and so on. If dystrophic changes in the thoracic spine are noted, then in addition to pain between the shoulder blades, there may also be myocardial ischemia with the phenomena of arrhythmia or angina pectoris, problems with the lungs or bronchi, etc. Dystrophic changes in the lumbar, except for the most common lumbar pain, are accompanied by prostatitis in men, inflammation of the appendages in women, kidney stone disease and other ailments.
By 36–40 years old , a person who does not monitor the preservation of these seven hundred muscles has the first signs of coronary heart disease. At the same age, there are still no gross changes in the structure of the spine, except perhaps changes in individual intervertebral discs, often called protrusions or hernias. And, as a rule, at the same age, headaches, prostatitis, and blood pressure disorders make themselves felt. Depending on the affected area. Further more.
By the age of 50, there is a loss of 40 % of muscle tissue, in return for which excess weight and a powerful fat layer appear. As a rule, at this age, people are no longer able to pull themselves up, push themselves out or run any distance, that is, fulfill the standards of a healthy person. On radiographs or tomograms in people at this age, gross deformities of the spine, that is, deforming osteochondrosis (disc herniation, osteophytes, vertebral displacement, narrowing of the spinal canal, etc.) are noted. Unstable blood pressure becomes persistent hypertension. Pain behind the sternum, noted at the age of 35, is transformed into chronic coronary heart disease and so on.
People with back pain at this age, in addition to anti-inflammatory drugs that relieve back pain, are forced to take cardiovascular drugs, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants and other medicinal “evil spirits” that completely kill the will (consciousness) and accelerate muscle atrophy. Instead of pondering why all this happened and is happening, they continue to poison themselves and indulge in a drug dope of drugs.
It seems clear why, by the age of 60, a person has nothing to live?
Why does his life turn into a donut hole?
Nevertheless, he continues to live on.
And what’s most interesting – he wants to live without losing the quality of life, which, as he recalls, was 30 years old ?! He likes to tell what kind of athlete he was or how slim she was. But today she doesn’t want to recognize herself and admit her guilt – all the more so.
Thus, osteochondrosis, or a disease of the spinal column, is actually not a single disease, but a marker of a person’s attitude to his own muscles.
The third law follows from all this.