An osteochondrosis is produced by degenerative changes in the spinal column. Osteochondrosis can happen in any section of the back, i.e. in the upper and cervical spine, thoracic spine and lower or lumbar spine. This is in most cases a creeping course that includes back pain which initially only occurs during exertion.
The osteochondrosis reveals itself as stubborn back pain that is difficult to distress, and which depends on the segment of the spine (upper, middle or lower back). The symptoms may remain limited to the spine or radiate into the legs (if they originate in the lumbar spine) or arms (if they come from the cervical spine).
Traditional methods for osteochondrosis treatment be subject to on the severity of symptoms. The goal is to calm the back, so physical therapy is the first conventional osteochondrosis treatment options. Other non-operative treatment methods include:
Spinal traction therapy is one of the methods of restorative treatment of injuries, disc disease solutions and their consequences (deformations and contractures of large joints, degenerative-dystrophic processes in the spinal column, etc.). With the help of short-term or long-term traction, muscle retraction is overcome or a gradual stretching effect on this or that area of the body is achieved with the purpose of eliminating contracture or deformation.
Distinguish between mechanical, manual and gentle traction with Detensor mat utilizing the only gravity force. Mechanical traction – traction on the mechanical devices, like traction table, inversion table and similar. There are also special design tables with a roll on the rollers, which provides the back-traction procedure because of reducing the loss of thrust on friction. Patients lie on a table with a harness system attached to their back or neck. The harness system is connected to a machine that applies a pull to create a traction force on the spinal segments.
The purpose of manual traction treatment is to provide a very specific and controlled distraction force to the spine or joint to alleviate pain or compression. It can help with the “pinched nerves” of a herniated disc or the compression that occurs in an arthritic knee.
Low back pain is a common condition encountered in physical therapy practice. Manual lumbar traction and therapeutic exercise are two of the most common treatments used by physical therapists in the treatment of low back pain, but there is limited research investigating the combined effects of these interventions on low back pain. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the effects of a combined therapy approach of manual lumbar traction and therapeutic exercise as part of a compressive physical therapy plan of care for treatment of low back pain.
If traditional treatments fail, before surgery we suggest applying Detensor spinal traction therapy for osteochondrosis treatment. Below you could see clinical studies done by Department of Healthcare of the Russia in regards of spinal osteochondrosis treatment with Detensor spinal traction therapy. The Head Physician of Department for Rehabilitation PhD, MD, Professor S. G. Maslennikov. Detensor Spine Traction Decompression Therapy Device is another great non-surgical spinal decompression system which can be easily used at home for easing chronic back and cervical pain holistically. This Spine Traction Mat by Detensor is designed brilliantly to provide gentle traction and inter-vertebral discs decompression without any side effects. If you are suffering from bad back and neck due to spinal disorders (such as herniated discs, bulging discs, etc) you should certainly try this out.
The official approbation of the „Detensor-Systems” was conducted on 85 patients with different manifestations of spinal osteochondrosis.
The Detensor mattress was used on 25 of these patients in their postoperative phase following inter-laminectomy and removal of the diskal prolapse.
The mattress was tested on 20 patients, afflicted with different tibial fractures for the reduction of pain syndromes in the spinal region by forced reclination.
In the remaining cases, the mattress was used for the treatment of osteochondrosis in addition to the other conservative means.
Similar results were achieved in all the cases by relaxation of myofibrils as verified by tonus metric and EMG investigation of the paravertebral musculature.
The results of approbation permit the following conclusions. The utilization of the Detensor-Method” increases the effectiveness of complex healthcare means and those of singular methods for the functional treatment of all symptoms of spinal osteochondrosis. The „Detensor-System” may be applied under the conditions of inpatient treatment in medical offices, rehabilitation centers and at home.