Spinal osteochondrosis: treatment with folk remedies

Degenerative-dystrophic injuries of the spine (deformities of the vertebrae, joints, discs) occur in humans mainly after 35 years. What is the reason for this? Experts believe that age-related changes are to blame for everything, because the possibility of partial replacement of connective tissue is very high, as destructive processes increase over time. In addition, from a young age, the current "computer" generation is preparing for osteochondrosis in a sedentary lifestyle, monotonous diet, frequent stress and depression. Of course, genetic program, spinal hernias and fractures and previous diseases cannot be ruled out. All this together leads to the development of a complex disease - osteochondrosis.


How osteochondrosis is treated

People have been suffering from osteochondrosis since ancient times. Since then, medicine has taken great strides forward, learning to see its causes in time and to treat the symptoms of diseases. It is now possible to provide professional assistance to those suffering.

The main symptoms of advanced inflammation are back pain and aching pains that spread to the neck and upper back. For example, chest pain is so vague that a person commits a sin in heart disease, and the nerves of the disease are even constricted.

Experts divide the disease into three types: neck, thoracic and lumbar. Let's look at them in more detail.


Severe neck pain is the result of deformation of the intervertebral discs. A person with complicated cervical osteochondrosis follows along the body (head, neck, arms, shoulders). It can vary with pain, muscle spasms or weakness.

Nerves and blood vessels in the cervical spine are constricted. This greatly disrupts blood flow to the brain, resulting in a person suffering from occipital headaches. Sometimes he even faints.


How to treat pain in osteochondrosis

The disease develops with a strong change in the intervertebral discs of the thoracic region. It manifests itself in back and thoracic back pain. There is back pain, and it may increase several times during a strong breath or pain when coughing.

Thoracic osteochondrosis can cause decreased sensitivity of the back, sides and chest, and muscle weakness.


Today it is the most common type of disease. This is due to the distribution of a large load on the lumbar spine.

You can often hear from people with this diagnosis that over time, back pain may appear and spread to the hips and legs. Back pain attacks can appear after a long walk, when a person is in a restless state.

It is recommended to treat lumbar osteochondrosis comprehensively by combining folk remedies with conservative methods.

Proper treatment of lumbar osteochondrosis is necessary, because the terrible symptoms of the disease are numbness of the legs and disorders of the genitourinary system.


Consult a doctor for the treatment of osteochondrosis

Inpatient treatment of lumbar and cervical osteochondrosis includes anesthesia with analgesics, massage, anterior scapular muscle blockade with novocaine solution, physiotherapy exercises, and vitamin therapy. Underwater smoking may be prescribed during remission of the disease.

However, many doctors tend to supplement traditional treatment with folk remedies. While it does not completely cure a person, it will relieve the symptoms.

The complex course of a disease such as osteochondrosis is subject to surgery.

Folk remedies

There are various herbal remedies for osteochondrosis. They have come to the aid of those who have suffered from back pain for many years. In addition, traditional medicine recommends combining oral administration (preparation of medicines) with active use of friction. This includes the use of oils, compresses, foams, skin and joint baths.

Below are recipes for well-known and effective means for the treatment of osteochondrosis. But keep in mind that you can't use all the methods at once - this way you can do more harm than good. It is better to consult a doctor - he will receive only a folk remedy that can help you.

Healing baths

therapeutic bath for osteochondrosis

From time immemorial, bath procedures have been considered the perfect cleansing of the body and soul from "any infection. "A traditional bath is a great way to get rid of osteochondrosis. However, if you do not have a bath, you can prepare various therapeutic baths that will help to significantly reduce the symptoms of the disease (even if not treated).

What can be done:

  • Chamomile bath. It will soothe pain, relieve muscle spasms and improve the condition of the skin. Pour the prepared chamomile decoction into a full bath. One packet of chamomile for 3-4 liters of water is enough for one decoction. Moreover, it is desirable to insist on it. The good thing about a bath is that you can take it every day without side effects. You don't need much time either - 20 minutes of sleep is enough.
  • Sea bath. Salt treatment is one of the most effective methods for various joint pains. Among other things, a salt bath will calm the nerves and improve the condition of the skin. Sea baths are especially recommended for symptoms of osteochondrosis of the spine. Dissolve one kilogram of salt in water for a full bath. If desired, you can add herbal decoctions (for example, sage, horseradish leaves, pine needles). Take a bath for 15-20 minutes no more than three times a week.

Do not bathe too often. It should be noted that the duration of the procedure is limited.

Healing drinks

maple buds and maple decoction for the treatment of osteochondrosis

The presence of urolithiasis restricts movement and causes pain. Therefore, proven remedies for osteochondrosis - the removal of toxins and toxins from the body - help to get rid of the problem of cervical spine.

  1. Too much juice. To successfully remove salts from the body, you will need: carrots, spinach, aloe in a ratio of 5: 3: 1. Thoroughly chop all the components, heat in a water bath, strain and for about a liter of product per day. The juice will help to quickly remove salt and toxins from the joints, facilitate the mobility of the joints and back.
  2. Birch juice. Dried maple buds are useful for all types of osteochondrosis. To enjoy the aroma of a maple drink, you need to steam them like ordinary tea. And you can use it as a healing decoction for the bath. For tea: Steam 1 tablespoon maple buds in 1 liter of boiled water. Drink with pleasure during the day.
  3. Spruce infusion. Insist about a quarter of a kilogram of needle in a liter of boiling water. Strain the cooled infusion and use on an empty stomach 2 times a day.

Drinking black radish juice will help to successfully remove salts from the body in case of osteochondrosis

Dill infusion

fennel infusion for osteochondrosis

Fennel infusion has become known for its effectiveness and simplicity in the treatment of cervical, lumbar and thoracic osteochondrosis. It is recommended to insist about 400 grams of fennel seeds in a dark and cool place for two weeks in high-quality alcohol diluted in half a liter. Eat a tablespoon three times daily before meals.

We must not forget that dill is a beautiful herb. Prepare dishes with dill, eat fresh parsley, green onions - it will be an excellent prevention of cervical, thoracic and lumbar osteochondrosis and the body as a whole.


medical compress for osteochondrosis

Compresses and rubs made on the basis of plant raw materials are the most effective of all folk remedies. Developed to relieve pain symptoms and spasmodic manifestations of cervical, thoracic and lumbar osteochondrosis. The only condition for application is clean skin without visible lesions (scratches, wounds, inflammation).

  1. Rub iodine. It has proven to be good in the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, as it quickly lowers the sensitivity to pain. There is nothing complicated in the preparation of the powder. At the pharmacy you need to buy medical alcohol (300 ml), a bottle of iodine (about 10 ml), camphor alcohol (about 10 ml) and analgin tablets (10 tablets). Mix everything well in a glass bowl (pre-crush the tablets).
  2. Squeeze with saline solution. Immerse a towel (preferably linen) in warm salted water and wrap the inflamed area. In addition, insulate with cellophane bandage or bag, wrap for a quarter of an hour with a scarf made of natural wool. The solution is prepared in a liter of boiling water, a tablespoon of salt. You can improve the quality of the procedure: dry a woolen scarf soaked in a saline solution and apply to the wound points in the same way. It is very important to treat the neck with dry heat.

The effect of mustard compress is less. The fact is that the treatment with mustard compress is suitable for patients with persistent, chronic osteochondrosis, cervical or lumbar back pain. When medications do not provide effective support, it is often recommended as a remedy for osteochondrosis.

The compress contains a little mustard (50 g, sold in stores), high-quality vodka or rubbing alcohol (50 ml), camphor alcohol (50 ml) and at least three beaten egg whites. Mix all ingredients well until smooth and keep in a dark and cool place for half a day. Use the prepared mixture twice a day as a compress for the cervix, thorax and spine. Mustard patch is good.

The mixture should be dried, then the compress should be removed and, if desired, the wound should be lubricated with cream. The treatment lasts for 12 days, after which there is a significant improvement. However, if it is not possible to complete the whole course, it should be treated for at least a week.

Treatment of osteochondrosis with folk remedies is very positive. Therefore, you should not ignore them.

Do not joke with diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Prevention is always better than any treatment. After all, treating a disease is more difficult than preventing its first symptoms. So reconsider your lifestyle, find a place for active recreation. Pay attention to the quality of daily food intake, learn to cope with stressful situations without emotional loss.