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“Hood Symptom”: a simple test that will show if you have osteochondrosis

The neck is the most mobile part of our body.. And it is with it that we move the least, so almost every person has local hypodynamia (lack of movement) of the cervical spine, says the doctor.

Even if you move a lot, think: is there enough movement for your neck? By the age of 40, this lack of movement is already so great that the manifestations of osteochondrosis are quite logical and typical. Therefore, if your age is 40 years or more, you most likely have cervical osteochondrosis.

Diagnosis for life

Osteochondrosis pursues a person from adulthood to old age. Moreover, this diagnosis does not require special treatment, since these are irreversible degenerative-dystrophic changes that will accompany a person all his life.

Therapy should be carried out against those diseases of the spine that caused osteochondrosis – intervertebral protrusions, hernias, inflammatory changes, displacement of the vertebrae, and so on.

– Drug treatment is aimed at eliminating pain and muscular-tonic syndromes, and is also used physiotherapy, manual therapy, massage, acupuncture— neurologist Gennady Zelivyansky explained to Doctor Peter.

To cope with pain, neurologists also advise to buy special shantz collar, it perfectly relieves neck muscle tension, however, it should be worn for no more than an hour. Also, go to the pool. Swimming is great for relaxing your spine. Only you need to swim not like a frog, holding your head above the water, but according to all the rules – crawl, relaxing your muscles. Can’t you? Need to study! And if you decide to go to osteopaths and massage – strictly after the MRI. First, more serious diseases must be ruled out.

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