Also for the preparation of the program of treatment of osteochondrosis it is necessary to obtain information about the operation of the vessels of the neck.
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel - methods
Treatment of osteochondrosis is complex, carried out by both surgical and therapeutic methods.
Among non-invasive methods of treatment of osteochondrosis, electrophoresis, acupuncture, hirudotherapy, laser, ultrasound therapy, therapeutic gymnastics are isolated.
Today, the most effective method of treatment of osteochondrosis is manual therapy and massage. These methods of treatment improve blood circulation, normalize metabolism and bring muscles into tone. The effectiveness of massage and manual therapy will be achieved in the event that there is no intervertebral hernia.
Based on the patient's complaints, drug therapy may be prescribed with anesthetic and non-steroidal medications, which can reduce pain.
Surgical treatment of osteochondrosis
If these methods of treatment for the patient for some reason do not fit or do not bring a positive result, surgery is prescribed. Operation in the treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel is carried out when the blood vessels that feed the spinal cord are squeezed, or the spinal cord itself is jammed.
At the 3rd, 4th stage with the formation of a hernia or paralysis, the most correct decision is to perform a surgical procedure. In this case, the operation consists in resecting the intervertebral discs that fell into the vertebral canal.
Often, people suffering from diseases of the spine, turn for help to traditional medicine, which, in most cases, only relieves pain, but does not relieve the disease. It is for this reason that it is necessary to consult a doctor in time to undergo diagnosis and treatment by the right methods, so that the disease will be irretrievably lost. The full course of treatment for osteochondrosis in Israel will be about 15 sessions, depending on the stage of the disease, and the acute pain syndrome, as a rule, goes away after 2-3 treatment sessions.
disease Osteochondrosis leads to destruction of cartilaginous tissue in intervertebral discs. Gradually, the disks are stratified and deformed. Often this results in pinching of the spinal cord or nerve roots. Today, osteochondrosis has "grown younger" and already, beginning from the age of 25, there are people with this disease.
Each of us from time to time experiences tension in the back and neck area. If this happens often and gives pain when turning the head, coughing, laughing, then the doctor should not be put off to the distant future. Often, these symptoms speak of cervical osteochondrosis.
Due to the fact that the cervical spine of our spine always works - it keeps the head, then the intervertebral disks are deformed, which gives painful sensations. Often there is a crunch when you move your head and vascular disorders. The qualitative treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel will help you get rid of all such unpleasant and disturbing symptoms.
Symptoms of osteochondrosis
Symptoms, which are worth paying attention to:
- pain in the neck, shoulder blades, chest, chest, fingers;
- dizziness, headache, tinnitus, decreased vision;
- bound torso movements;
- numbness of hands and fingers;
- syncope, nausea and vomiting;
- pain in the tongue and throat;
- sleep disturbance, anxiety, overtaxity.
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Treatment of spinal osteochondrosis in Israel
The third part of the population of the whole planet in one way or another suffers from back pain, which is caused by osteochondrosis. This disease can be caused by different causes and develop at any age. In children, such problems with the back can arise due to incorrect posture and the wearing of heavy school backpacks, in adults the condition of the spine largely depends on the lifestyle, professional activity, diet.
The causes of osteochondrosis are divided into two types: endogenous( internal) and exogenous( external).
Internal is caused by violations of intrauterine development of the spine, aggravating heredity and age-related changes. External are mainly associated with an uneven load on the spine. Constant tension in one of the departments leads to a gradual change in the cartilaginous tissue. Injuries, inflammatory processes, infectious diseases, the taking of certain drugs, curvature of the spine, metabolic disorders, the lack or excess of vitamins and minerals, constant finding in an uncomfortable position, heavy physical labor, a sedentary lifestyle, etc. - all these factors can provoke degenerative processesin the cartilage of the spine.
Depending on the localization, osteochondrosis manifests itself very differently. The patient can suffer not only a certain area of the back, but also limbs, chest, shoulders, very often the disease causes severe headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, and in some cases, fainting, nausea and vomiting. Sometimes the patient is sure that he has heart problems, but as it turns out during the examination, the cause of such ailments is the squeezed nerve in the spine. Excessive muscle tension and numbness can also occur.
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel has reached a completely new level today. Instead of open surgery, stretching, prolonged process of conservative treatment, Israeli doctors use modern technologies and the latest achievements of pharmacology, and close cooperation of official medicine and non-traditional methods of treatment give the best, sustainable results.
Treatment of spinal osteochondrosis in Israel always begins with diagnosis. Israeli doctors do not trust the results of the tests that patients bring with them from abroad and this is justified: according to statistics, in 40% of cases the previous diagnosis was incomplete, erroneous or belonged to a completely different person. Using state-of-the-art precision equipment, Israeli doctors conduct a full examination of the patient in just a few days.
Cervical osteochondrosis. Treatment in Israel
Treatment of cervical osteochondrosis should be started as early as possible, since the third and fourth stages of the disease can lead to the formation of intervertebral hernias and even paralysis, at this stage, there is no way to do without surgery. While the first stages of cervical osteochondrosis in Israel can be successfully treated with a course of medications, methods of manual therapy, acupuncture and gymnastics.
Lumbar osteochondrosis. Treatment in Israel
Treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis of the spine only in 2% of cases requires surgical intervention. Patients who do not need surgery, undergo a set of therapeutic procedures, aimed primarily at eliminating the inflammatory process, and then on restoring the functions of the spine.
Thoracic osteochondrosis. Treatment in Israel
The thoracic spine is the largest, therefore, the problems arise more often, it is in this department that the most serious complications associated with osteochondrosis develop: intervertebral hernias, protrusions, kyphosis, etc.
Modern high-performance surgical treatment is conducted in Israeli clinicsdropped into the vertebral canal intervertebral discs with subsequent replacement by an artificial( usually titanium) implant. Such surgical interventions are microsurgical, do not involve extensive tissue damage, they are safe and highly effective.
Recently, another type of operation has become very popular, in which removal of the disk does not occur. The surgeon, using laser drills, expands the canal, providing a significant reduction in the load on the nerve roots. After such a procedure, a long recovery period is not required and on the 5th-5th day the patient is discharged from the hospital.
Another innovation in the treatment of intervertebral hernias was laser neotleotomy. This technique involves the introduction of a puncture needle through the skin into the disk of the spine, through which powerful laser radiation is fed, resulting in the formation of a cavity.
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Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel is based on the latest scientific research, thoroughly studying the mechanism of the disease and the causes of painful symptoms. In the largest private clinic of Israel "Assuta" foreign patients are offered modern methods of therapy of osteochondrosis and its complications. The hospital is advised by the country's best orthopedists using innovative technologies that significantly improve the efficiency and safety of treatment.
What is osteochondrosis?
Osteochondrosis is a systemic degenerative disease of connective tissue, characterized by the damage of articular cartilage, mainly in the area of the intervertebral joints. Dystrophic disorders caused by age-related changes, excessive physical exertion, trauma and metabolic disorders lead to a loss of elasticity, as well as a change in the normal structure of the cartilaginous tissue. Pathological intraarticular changes contribute to the deformation of intervertebral discs and the development of one of the most frequent complications of osteochondrosis - a herniated disc. The narrowing of the spinal canal, as well as the mechanical pressure on the roots of the spinal nerves, cause severe symptoms, which are often the cause of disability.
Diagnosis of osteochondrosis
Suspicion of osteochondrosis occurs in the presence of symptoms( radicular syndrome and neurological disorders caused by the pressure of the deformed disk).After a thorough neurological examination, the specialists of the Assuta Clinic can recommend additional diagnostic methods.
Types of diagnostics for osteochondrosis
- Radiography of the spine in various projections, which allows to diagnose curvatures and changes in the structure of the vertebrae that are characteristic for osteochondrosis.
- Radioisotope scanning, which determines the structure and integrity of bone tissue.
- Computed tomography of the spine is a high-precision method of X-ray examination, which makes it possible to obtain clear layered photographs. The method is used to determine the damage to the intervertebral discs, to assess the degree of narrowing of the spinal canal, as well as the severity of the pressure on the nerve endings.
- Magnetic resonance imaging is a very high resolution imaging technique that allows to accurately diagnose minimal structural changes.
- Myelography is a method of contrast radiography, used for the purpose of differential diagnosis of diseases of the spine and spinal cord.
Conservative treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel is based on complex therapy, which includes:
- preventing the influence of factors that caused pathological changes;
- blocking the pain syndrome that limits mobility;
- treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.
For the purpose of conservative treatment of osteochondrosis, the orthopedists of the Assuta hospital use a point blockade with modern anesthetic agents that have a persistent therapeutic effect and do not cause significant side effects. Drug treatment is combined with physiotherapeutic procedures that restore the mobility of the intervertebral joints and strengthen the muscles that stabilize the spine.
Surgical treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel
Severe cases of the disease require surgical treatment. In recent years, the classical operation to remove the intervertebral disc with rigid fixation of the vertebrae has given way to a dynamic connection that allows the maximum physiological mobility of the spinal column. Orthopedic specialists at the Assuta clinic prefer non-invasive methods of treating discogenic complications that prevent the need for open surgical intervention.
The main types of surgical operations
High-frequency nucleoplasty. The essence of the procedure is the action of a high-frequency electric field, which leads to the heating of the intervertebral disc followed by coagulation of its nucleus and a substantial decrease in size. The method allows for an effective decompression of nerve endings, squeezed by a deformed disc.
Cold-plasma nucleoplasty. Technology that allows to achieve the effect of coagulation of the nucleus of the intervertebral disc under the influence of cold plasma.
Microsurgical endoscopic surgery to restore the integrity of the fibrous membrane of the intervertebral disc.
Advantages of osteochondrosis treatment in Assuta hospital
Assuta clinic is the largest center of orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery in Israel. The excellent professional level of specialists, as well as the most advanced medical equipment, allow the immediate introduction of the most modern methods of treatment. Individual approach to the treatment of osteochondrosis in the Assuta hospital guarantees excellent results, as well as prompt and maximum rehabilitation.
Today, problems with the spine are found in 85% of the world's population. This is due to the change in lifestyle, the characteristics of work, life, the environment, a number of other factors. The hypodynamia, characteristic of most people, has a very negative effect on the musculoskeletal system. The most common disease of this system is osteochondrosis. The reasons for its occurrence are still a matter of debate among specialists. The disease affects people of any age, leading to malfunctions in the work of various systems and the body as a whole.
Physicians offer various methods of treating the disease, which help to alleviate the pain syndrome, improve the condition of intervertebral discs, vertebrae, restore the functionality of the affected segment. Today, more and more popular is the treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel and, in particular, at the famous resorts of the Dead Sea. According to statistics, positive dynamics are observed in 97% of cases. An excellent result can be obtained in 68%.
Healing properties of the Dead Sea
The high efficiency of treatment is largely due to the unique characteristics of the water, mud and climate of the region, known since ancient times. If you believe the legend, even the queen Cleopatra, trying to maintain eternal youth, used the water and salt of the Dead Sea. Today, almost all the gifts of this amazing water body are used for medicinal purposes.
Air and sun
The healing properties of the region are largely due exclusively to curative climatic conditions.
The Dead Sea Coast is the lowest land area on the planet: it is located 420 meters below sea level. Due to intensive evaporation of sea water, in which 40-43% of salts are dissolved, the harmful spectrum of ultraviolet rays does not reach the ground, due to which the dose of therapeutic( soft) ultraviolet irradiation increases. Staying under the sun does not lead to the development of burns, so sunbathing only benefits. More than 300 days of sunshine a year, low air humidity, a small amount of precipitation( up to 50 mm per year), high atmospheric pressure, due to which the oxygen content in the air is increased by 10%, have a pronounced therapeutic effect on the body.
The high content of bromides in the air promotes the acceleration of metabolic processes, the expansion of blood vessels, bronchi, the normalization of the nervous system, and the elimination of stress. Enriched with water, filtered by the troposphere, the sun's rays, the dry air of the desert create a unique climatic zone that exerts a healing effect on the body. Absence of pollution and allergic factors in the air, aura of sedation contribute to the rapid acclimatization of patients coming to the local spa for treatment.
salts Their content in the Dead Sea is 10 times higher than the concentration of salts in ordinary seawater. The salts of this unique pond are a pure mixture of microelements and minerals. They contain:
- Sodium chloride( up to 20%) - regulates the osmotic pressure in cells, maintains optimal water balance.
- Magnesium - has anti-stress action, stimulates vital processes in cells, has anti-allergic effect.
- Sodium is an energy supplier that maintains a normal level of moisture in the body.
- Calcium - performs an important function in metabolic processes, promotes healing of affected areas, strengthens connective tissues, prevents the development of infections.
- Potassium - stimulates the penetration of nutrients through cell membranes, maintains an optimal moisture balance in the cells.
- Bromine is a natural relaxant, has an anti-stress action, relieves fatigue, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the therapy. It has antiseptic properties.
Famous all over the world for their exclusively healing properties, silt sulfide muds are extracted from the bottom of a salt pond. They accumulated here during the entire time of the existence of the Dead Sea. Today, the thickness of the sedimentary layer of the mud is about 100 meters. Healing mud is characterized by a high level of mineralization and a large amount of hormone-like compounds. The composition of silt mud includes:
- organic substances;
- micro and macro elements( bromine, iodine, etc.);
- biologically active substances.
Mud is widely used in the treatment of osteochondrosis in the Dead Sea. They have a beneficial effect on blood circulation, metabolic processes, nervous system, endocrine glands. Mud therapy has a fairly pronounced complex effect on the body: it stimulates hormonal and physiological changes. The effect occurs through the peripheral nerve endings on the skin area, on which the therapeutic composition is applied.
Due to its heat-saving properties, mineral muds are an effective tool for the treatment of pain in the spine, joints, muscles: their application to the affected area promotes deep tissue heating, blood vessel expansion, activates bleeding, lymph drainage, metabolic processes, improves oxygen supply to tissues, thereby accelerating regenerationdamaged areas. At the same time, an anti-inflammatory effect is achieved, due to the elimination of stagnant phenomena, active leaching of waste products, slags, toxic compounds from the diseased area. Mud applications effectively cleanse the skin due to the exfoliating properties of the clay entering into their composition. This in turn improves skin respiration and helps accelerate the recovery processes in damaged tissues. Due to its structure, dirt is easily applied and easily washed off. In addition to osteochondrosis, Dead Sea mud is used for rheumatism, radiculitis, allergies, skin diseases( including psoriasis, eczema), overwork, insomnia.
A distinctive feature of the Dead Sea water is the high pH( from 8.5 to 9).In other words, this is a slightly alkaline solution, which facilitates the purification of pores and the penetration of ions of mineral compounds into the interior. Dead Sea water stimulates blood circulation, metabolic processes, cleanses the skin surface, has a calming effect on the nervous system. Such qualities are due to its composition. In sea water contains a large number of useful salts, mineral compounds, trace elements, including ions of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine. They are also part of the blood plasma and lymph and need regular replenishment, including from the outside - through the skin. This process is provided during bathing in the sea and receiving air baths.12 compounds that make up the water of a unique natural body of water are not found in any other body of water.
The Dead Sea excels them not only by the number of salts, but also by their quality. If the content of common salt( sodium chloride) in ordinary sea water is 77%, in the water of the Dead Sea it is not more than 30%, and the share of bromide and magnesium chloride useful for the organism is more than 50% of the salt composition. Along the coast there are thermal mineral springs containing sulfur. Bathing in them activates blood circulation, promotes intensive saturation of cells with oxygen, accelerates the recovery processes in tissues.
Treatment of osteochondrosis
The region provides exceptional opportunities in the treatment of osteochondrosis and other diseases of the spine. The primary role in this case belongs to medicinal mud, which has a pronounced anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect. General and local wraps using mud mud promote deep warming of tissues, elimination of spasm of blood vessels, restoration of normal blood circulation and metabolic processes, elimination of foci of stagnation provoking degenerative changes in intervertebral discs and vertebrae. Mud applications strengthen local immunity and accelerate the healing of affected tissues.
A significant role in the treatment of osteochondrosis belongs to the water of the Dead Sea. Since this is essentially a supersaturated dense solution of salt, it is almost impossible to drown in it. You can just lie on the surface, with all the muscles completely relaxed, so that all the load from the spine is removed. This helps to eliminate pain, restore damaged cartilage and achieve a better therapeutic effect. This property of water is also widely used in the treatment of other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
During bathing the body is saturated with useful microelements necessary for the normal course of vital processes, tissue regeneration: magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, etc. The use of bathing is also due to the low content of table salt, which has a negative effect on diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
The bromine-rich curative air has an additional therapeutic effect due to the normalization of the nervous system and the anti-stress effect.
In the treatment of osteochondrosis in the Dead Sea in Israel, a number of procedures are used.
Includes treatment based on healing properties of sea water and sea climate. In a broader sense, this term implies the integrated application of all factors that are formed under the influence of the sea: air, water, mud mud.Therapeutic massage
This method is an important part of complex treatment for osteochondrosis. Promotes the achievement of the following results:
- mitigating or completely eliminating pain;
- improvement of microcirculation;
- activation of metabolic processes in the affected intervertebral disc;
- elimination of the inflammatory process in discs and nearby tissues;
- removal of muscle spasm, complete relaxation of muscles;
- strengthening of the muscular corset, which helps stabilize the spine;
- increase the body's defenses.
The use of massage is necessary both for treatment and for diagnostic purposes: during manual intervention, precise localization of the pathological process is determined. Relaxing, toning, correcting, draining and other types of massage are used.More information on the role of massage in the treatment of osteochondrosis -http: //pozvonki.com/lechenie/massazh/
Procedures are selected on an individual basis. Most often used:Physiotherapy
- Shockwave therapy - an acoustic wave is transmitted to the problem area, which improves microcirculation, accelerates metabolic processes, and achieves an analgesic effect.
- Laser therapy - the affected area is affected by a helium-neon laser. Irradiation is carried out in the direction of the inflamed nerve roots of the spinal cord. There is an effect on the paravertebral( near-vertebral) zones of the diseased area. At the same time, bioelectric processes in nerve tissues are activated, thereby relieving inflammation, pain, and accelerating the healing of damaged tissues.
- Detensor therapy - the spine is stretched under the influence of the patient's body weight. For the procedure, a special mat is used, which is a system of elastic ribs located at a certain angle to the surface of the body. Prolonged soft stretching helps to relax muscles, eliminate spasms of muscle fibers and the pain caused by them, normalize the tone of the muscles supporting the spine, restore their functionality. Elimination of vertical compression contributes to the normalization of supply of the affected segment of the spine with nutrients.
- Magnetotherapy - based on the therapeutic properties of magnetic fields. Helps to quickly eliminate pain, swelling of the tissues, restore the mobility of the affected segment. This effect is achieved through the expansion of blood vessels to reduce the viscosity of blood, to eliminate the inflammatory process. Magnetotherapy in Israeli clinics is used as a remission period, and for the treatment of exacerbation of osteochondrosis.
- Electrotherapy - the body is affected by an electric field and electric currents, which leads to the formation of heat, the expansion of blood vessels and the improvement of local blood circulation. As a result, pain and discomfort are eliminated, and the process of tissue repair is accelerated.
- Vibration therapy - the essence of the method lies in the impact on affected areas of high-frequency sound waves. Combination with medicinal products promotes better penetration of active components into damaged tissues.
- Ultraviolet irradiation - promotes the formation in the skin of vitamin D, necessary for the absorption of calcium. It is carried out with the use of irradiators, which have a bactericidal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect.
The shower massage is carried out with the use of special devices with a centrifugal pump, providing the circulation of water in the system: suction from the bath and flowing through an elastic hose under certain pressure to the patient. The hose is provided with a set of tips of different shapes and diameters, with which one or several jets are guided to the body at the required pressure. Water temperature and pressure are regulated by various devices. Underwater massage
. Perform a general or local massage. During the procedure, the body is subjected to a thermal and mechanical action. In clinics of the Dead Sea, underwater massage is performed with the use of healing sea water or mineral water of thermal springs, due to which there is also a chemical effect. The therapeutic effect in osteochondrosis is achieved through muscle relaxation, restoration of their contractility. Water jet improves blood supply of tissues, lymph drainage, stimulates metabolic processes, eliminates inflammation, increases mobility of the spine, raises the general tone of the body.
For osteochondrosis, general and local mud procedures are used. General promote the acceleration of metabolic processes, detoxification of the body, strengthening immunity, eliminating stress. Mud is heated to 40-42 degrees.Mud treatment
Local mud applications are used in different parts of the body, depending on the localization of the lesion. The mud is heated to 38-40 degrees, applied to the body, wrapped around the top with a plastic wrap and a warm natural cloth. The effectiveness of the procedure especially increases when combined with mineral baths and physiotherapy techniques: magnetotherapy, electrotherapy.
Contrasting mud applications are especially effective in osteochondrosis. In addition to the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, they perfectly cope with stress, which is due to the simultaneous irritation of a large number of nerve receptors heated by the mud mass. This action contributes to the occurrence of inhibitory processes in the brain.
The essence of the method is to act on biologically active points located on the entire body in areas of accumulation of nerve endings. In the treatment of osteochondrosis, stop reflex therapy is also used, in which only the foot zone is treated. The technique helps to achieve the following effects:
- relaxation of the spine muscles and reducing the load on the affected department;
- improvement of lymphatic drainage and circulation, contributing to acceleration of recovery processes;
- self-purification of the body due to activation of the liver;
- strengthening of immunity - is achieved as a result of the release into the blood of morphine-like opioid compounds;
- normalization of sleep. Oxygen hyperbaric chamber
Oxygen pressure chamber
A pressure chamber helps saturate all tissues with oxygen, thereby restoring the nutrition and blood supply of the intervertebral discs. The therapeutic effect manifests itself after one session. Pressure chambers are used as part of complex treatment and in severe osteochondrosis, the presence of radicular syndrome. The procedure helps to reduce the edema of the damaged nerve, restore conduction of nerve fibers, improve trophism, reduce autoimmune inflammation. Patients noticeably improve their physical well-being, raise their mood, sleep is normalized.
A new device developed by Israeli scientists is used in the treatment of osteochondrosis, other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, as well as dermatological diseases. The therapeutic effect is achieved through the action of laser, magnetic and several light fields. Minimally invasive, painless method is simple and effective.
Another name is hivamat-therapy. The body is affected by a pulsating electrostatic field( deep oscillation method).The main effect is the elimination of muscle spasm, blocks. The combination of GLOSS therapy with physiotherapy with the use of the Dead Sea water provides an excellent deblocking effect.
Cleansing the body
In many clinics, in the treatment of osteochondrosis, the body is cleaned using Professor Wood's technique. The essence of the procedure is to wash the lower intestine with special tools. Removal of slags, waste products from the body contributes to the normalization of metabolic processes, eliminates stagnant phenomena in the affected areas, accelerates the healing of tissues.Shockwave therapy
One of the newest methods of treatment with the help of Israeli-made equipment. It is the simultaneous action of the mechanical and sound waves on the organism, as a result of which a therapeutic effect is created. In particular, as a result of UVT, a large amount of nitrogen oxide is released. This compound has pronounced vasodilating properties, due to which the blood circulation increases in the treated area, the outflow of lymph and venous blood is accelerated, decay products are released, and tissue trophicity is also improved. There is a change in the tone of the cell membranes, the potential of action of the muscle and nerve cells is increased. As a result, muscle tone is normalized, mobility of the affected spine increases, pain sensations disappear.
Therapeutic physical training in the Dead Sea water
The water exercises have a pronounced therapeutic effect due to complete relaxation of the muscles and maximum reduction of the load on the spine.
Dead Sea Clinics
Address: Ein Bokek, Israel
This is the largest clinic located on the shore of the Dead Sea. Valid for 14 years. Initially, "Paula" treated only skin diseases. Today, it is an ideally equipped medical center that offers patients a wide range of treatment programs. The level of service is brought to the highest levels.
In the treatment of osteochondrosis apply:
- mud treatment, including phonophoresis( mud applications);
- physiotherapy( GLOSS-therapy, shock-wave therapy, etc.):
- curative gymnastics in the healing waters of the sea;
- cleansing by the Wood system.
Cost of orthopedic program - from 1380 USD.
Address: Israel, Ein Bokek, Dead Sea Clinic Medikus
Telephone:( 095) 101-22-65
This is one of the leading clinics located in the resort area of the Dead Sea. In the treatment of osteochondrosis, natural healing factors are used, optimally supplemented by physiotherapy. The use of medications is minimized, which ensures a high level of safety of the therapy.
For each patient an individual treatment program is drawn up based on the medical history, initial examination and diagnostic data. In the presence of concomitant diseases, patients are offered additional procedures or packages of medical services.
Standard orthopedic program includes:
- Consultation of an orthopedist and compilation of a comprehensive therapy program.
- Medical orthopedic massage.
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Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel
Osteochondrosis is a pathological process caused by degenerative( dystrophic) changes in the cartilaginous tissue. Osteochondrosis of the spine affects the intervertebral discs, which serve as natural damping structures, and leads to pain sensations, instability of the spinal column, often is the cause of compression of the roots of the spinal nerves. Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel begins with conservative measures, resorting to surgery only in severe cases, for example, with the threat of development of disability. In the Meir clinic, operations on the spine are performed by a minimally invasive endoscopic method, without large-scale excision of muscles and traumatization of the structures of the spine.
The term "osteochondrosis" comes from two Greek roots: "osteo" - bone, and "chondros" - cartilage. Osteochondrosis of the spine develops against the background of dystrophy of cartilaginous tissue, which is part of intervertebral discs, the reaction to which are pathological changes in adjacent vertebrae. The surfaces of the vertebrae in contact with the disc thicken, sclerosed, which in some cases leads to loss of mobility in the affected segment of the spine. In addition, bone protrusions( osteophytes) that also disrupt mobility can form on the surface of the vertebrae. Due to the dystrophy of the discs and the reduction in their thickness, deformation of the whole vertebral segment - the disc and the vertebrae bordering it - and the development of spinal instability occur.
As a result of loss of elasticity, the shape of the disc changes, the threat of a rupture of its outer shell increases. A ruptured or displaced disc often leads to compression of the roots of the spinal nerves. Against the background of compression neurological symptoms develop: pain, motor and sensory functions of the limbs, etc.
Causes of osteochondrosis
Degenerative changes develop gradually, as you age. They are caused by the increasing decrease in perfusion( blood flow) to the tissues of the disc. The internal gelatinous nucleus of the disc is dehydrated with time, compacted and loses its elasticity.
Exacerbate osteochondrosis of posture disorder, uneven load on the spine, prolonged static load( for example, prolonged stay in a sitting position), obesity. Weak muscles of the back, that is, the lack of a supporting muscular corset, also contributes to the development of osteochondrosis. For this reason, the treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel includes a course of physiotherapy exercises, which strengthens the muscles.
Symptoms of osteochondrosis
The main symptom of osteochondrosis is pain in the affected spine, for example, in the lower back, neck or thoracic region. The pain increases with physical activity, can irradiate in the limbs.
Compression of the nerve roots is accompanied by neurologic symptoms: severe pain, numbness and limb weakness, decreased reflexes. When compressing the nerves from the lower segments of the spinal cord, bladder and bowel disorders can develop, in particular involuntary urination and defecation.
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, in addition to local pain, can lead to a spasm of the vertebral artery, supplying blood to the brain. As a result, the patient has an acute headache, visual disturbances( "flies" or spots in the field of vision), dizziness.
Diagnosis of osteochondrosis
Diagnosis is based on the clinical picture and the results of radiography or MRI.Israeli orthopedists strongly recommend that you consult a doctor at the first symptoms of the disease. Early diagnosis of osteochondrosis and timely initiation of treatment help to slow down the progress of the disease and prevent the development of severe complications.
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel
Treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel begins with conservative measures, such as:
- Physiotherapeutic procedures: ultrasound therapy, low frequency currents, infrared rays, etc.
- Medication: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antispasmodics, etc.
- Medication blockade - injection of anesthetic preparation in the area of the painful focus
- Reflexotherapy, exercises for muscle relaxation, massage
- Transplantation of autogenous cells of the intervertebral discs
- Physiotherapy, swimming
All medications for medical treatment of osteochondrosis in Israel are genuine medicines, protected from counterfeits.
The indication for surgical treatment is the ineffectiveness of conservative measures and the development of complications, for example, loss of control of the sphincters of the bladder and rectum on the background of compression of the nerve roots.
The main types of surgical interventions:
- Minimally invasive endoprosthetics of the disc - replacement of the intervertebral disc with a prosthesis
- Minimally invasive operation for correction of spinal stenosis and decompression of nerves
- Dynamic stabilization of the spinal segment with elastic mobile implants
- Spondylodesis - minimally invasive spinal segment fixation
Advantage of minimally invasive operations,performed with the help of endoscopic equipment, is their low trvmatichnosti and short rehabilitation period.Free advice IMPORTANT! Leave an application on the hospital's website, and you are guaranteed treatment without intermediaries, which significantly reduces the cost of medical services.