Thoracic osteochondrosis

Thoracic osteochondrosis is a serious disease that few people have experienced. This is a dystrophic change of the intervertebral disc. The danger of pathology is that if there is no effective and timely treatment, it can cause irreversible damage to internal organs, and chest deformities. Chest osteochondrosis, its symptoms can be manifested in everyone, because the sedentary lifestyle, the consequences of this, is a problem in modern society.


Weightlifting is the cause of chest osteochondrosis

The causes of thoracic osteochondrosis are varied and depend on many factors. The most important thing is the metabolic disorder of the intervertebral discs, the load on them is not correctly distributed, and the pathology of malnutrition appears-scoliosis, another kind of curvature of the spine.

Every patient seeking help in the diagnosis of thoracic osteochondrosis is forced to stay still at work for a long time-in the office, driving.

Lifestyle promotes the development of pathology:

  • Improper diet, lack of food intake plan;
  • Violation of the normal function of the liver;
  • Sedentary work
  • overweight;
  • Sedentary lifestyle, excessive physical activity.

Preventing chest osteochondrosis is simple. This disease is very difficult for her. If there are any signs of illness, you should seek medical advice.


The symptoms of chest osteochondrosis are obvious, and it's hard not to pay attention to them. They are similar to other diseases, which is why this disease is medically called a chameleon. The main symptoms are:

  • There is a sensation of peristalsis in the body, especially in the chest area;
  • Male sexual dysfunction-impotence;
  • numbness;
  • Genetic
  • Disorders of the work of the cardiovascular system;
  • Weak arm
  • Reduced thoracic spine mobility;
  • Chest pain worsens during strenuous exercise, sometimes during breathing. Wearing painful, shingles character.

In rare cases, toothache can occur.

Due to stomach pain, heart-myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal peptic ulcer, this type of osteochondrosis is often confused with other diseases.

Doctors classify pain as a symptom of osteochondrosis into two categories. Some experts pointed out 3:

  1. Dorshago. The pain is severe, intense, and "comes" when it strikes suddenly. There may be difficulty breathing. Spine syndrome occurs in people who have been sitting for a long time and bent over on the surface. The thoracic spine and lumbar spine have limited mobility. For osteochondrosis, the patient compares the pain in the breastbone with the wooden stakes in the chest.
  2. Backache. The pain is mild. It usually starts gradually and lasts for several weeks. Movement restrictions are possible. Pain increases when you exercise suddenly at night.
  3. Chest pain or intercostal neuralgia. Pain is manifested in the rib area, which is assigned to the shoulder and scapula.
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With severe stress, overwork, and intense physical exertion, the symptoms will intensify.

Chest osteochondrosis and cough are incompatible. Pneumonia causes pulmonary symptoms and causes chest pain. Fever is possible.

The main difference between diseases is that the pain of pneumonia is not clearly located.

In order to diagnose the disease, a comprehensive examination including radiography and computed tomography is performed.

medical treatement

In most cases, they use conservative treatment methods, which depend on the pain of thoracic osteochondrosis. In the beginning, the pain syndrome, the inflammatory process is eliminated. Afterwards, fix the results achieved with the help of yoga and vitamin complexes. Many patients are afraid to ask doctors for help-they mistakenly believe that osteochondrosis can only be cured by surgery.

Various therapies (massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, moxibustion) are prescribed. The course of treatment lasts 5-8 courses, depending on the stage of the disease. To eliminate acute pain, 2-4 procedures are sufficient.

The preparation for thoracic osteochondrosis is prescribed separately. Several types are used: steroid hormones, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, non-steroidal drugs. Drugs that use immunostimulants to normalize metabolism in the body. Doctors rarely prescribe sedatives for anxiety disorders.

During treatment, it is important to avoid injuries and bruises to the spine.

Treat with folk methods

Using alternative methods to treat chest osteochondrosis is an additional measure. The therapist provides the following methods:

  1. Mix equal proportions of linseed oil and horseradish juice. Rub the mixture on the chest area every day.
  2. Pour a tablespoon of mint or lemon balm into a glass of boiling water and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Take several doses of room temperature decoction every day.
  3. Mix one tablespoon of butter or lard with one tablespoon of hop cones and grind them into powder in advance. The ointment helps treat osteochondrosis, gout, and rheumatism.
  4. Wild strawberry tea is suitable for the treatment of osteochondrosis. Pour in a tablespoon of chopped leaves, berries and a cup of boiling water. Hold on for 10-15 minutes. Take 2-3 cups a day.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons of chamomile into a glass container and pour 250-300 ml of boiling water (you can boil for 5-10 minutes). Take half a cup of broth 2-3 times a day. The treatment process varies from person to person until the pain disappears.

The effectiveness of traditional treatment methods has been proven, but it is worth using under the strict supervision of a doctor to find out if there are individual contraindications.


Yoga for chest osteochondrosis is necessary, and it is considered the second stage of the road to recovery. It aims to reduce muscle tension, restore blood circulation, and release compressed nerve roots. Exercise can strengthen the overall muscle structure of the neck, waist, chest, and spine, correct posture, and prevent recurrence. The movements during yoga are smooth (sharp movements will worsen the condition) and painless. Exercise often, otherwise the effect will not be good.

On the Internet, there are many suggestions for exercises for thoracic osteochondrosis. It is worthwhile to perform therapeutic yoga under the supervision of a doctor, especially at the beginning. Otherwise, it may cause serious irreversible consequences.

Don't forget the preventive measures:

  • Moderate salt intake;
  • Swimming, bathing, sauna;
  • Physiotherapy procedures-magnetic therapy, laser therapy;
  • Moderate physical activity;
  • massage;
  • Alternation of static load and dynamic load.

Not many people suffer from chest pain (accounting for 15% of patients with musculoskeletal diseases). This is rare because the spine in this part of the body is well fixed and inactive. The symptoms are difficult to confuse with other types of osteochondrosis. You can cure the pathology, the main thing is not to delay seeing a doctor.