Methods for the treatment of chondrosis at home

It is very important to detect chondrosis at an early stage of development. In this case, the disease can be treated successfully at home. Early diagnosis gives you the ability to stop the progression of the destructive process in the disks and avoid possible complications that result chondrosis.

The reasons for the development of the disease

Today still there is no accurate evidence that it is a direct cause of the chondrosis.

Installed only some relationship between progression of degenerative changes in the spine and the following factors:

  • malnutrition disks due to the metabolic disorders and endocrine pathologies;
  • spending long periods in a static position of the body;
  • Chondrosis
  • lack of exercise;
  • overweight, which increases the load on the spine;
  • chronic emotional stress;
  • congenital and acquired pathology of locomotor apparatus.

Signs and symptoms

Because chondrosis is the initial stage of a long degenerative process, most often the clinical picture it is expressed very weakly, or is asymptomatic in nature.

To suspect the disease can be characteristic symptoms chondrosis:

  • slight pain in the back;
  • depending on the localization of the pathological process, pain can occur in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar-sacral Department;
  • the appearance of discomfort after exercise, prolonged stay in a static posture;
  • characteristic crunch in the spine during movement in cervical and lumbar chondrosis;
  • sometimes there may be "cross" in the area of pathological process, which quickly pass.

Effective treatments at home

How to treat chondrosis at home? Since the destructive processes in the inter-vertebral disk only beginning to make progress, the disease effectively can be corrected. The main thing: time to detect the problem and a comprehensive approach to its solution. After ascertaining the reasons chondrosis and advice specialist, you can continue treatment at home.

Important! The whole process treatment should take place under the supervision of a physician and all the methods used must be approved by a specialist.
Complex therapeutic measures may include:
  • medication;
  • massage and self-massage;
  • Exercise;
  • recipes of traditional medicine;
  • the power correction.


Medications prescribed for acute chondrosis for relief of his symptoms. Some tools, such as painkillers embargo can only be performed under medical care. Other medicines, for example in the form of tablets or ointments that can be used at home.

When chondrosis appoint:

  • NSAIDs ;
  • b vitamins ;
  • chondro protectores .

Massage and self-massage

After the relief of acute manifestations of the disease with medication, you can start a massage. If it is not possible to resort to the course in professional massage, you can master the techniques of self massage. The main thing is to not to harm your spine during the procedure.

The easiest way to perform the massage yourself with cervical chondrosis. First, conduct a light stroking on the skin of the palm surface of the hand. Hands to conduct in the course of the cervical and upper thoracic muscles. Then with your fingertips RUB the skin, mash it.

To make your own massage other parts of the spine more difficult. RUB and knead the skin in the course of the spine should pads of the thumbs or palm edge. Can make the sitting position on the floor, hands to make the girth of the foot. Rolling over back and forth (like a rocking chair). In this case, the massage is under the weight of his body.

Today there are many devices that help to make their own massage. The massagers come in different forms, the principle of action and price range (electric massagers, rollers, vibro-masseurs, Lyapko applicator and applicator of Kuznetsov).

Massage should be done on a clean skin without signs of inflammation and damage. Massage is contraindicated during exacerbation of viral infections, heart disease and blood vessels, respiratory system.


To strengthen the corset muscles, improve the blood supply to the problem area it is recommended to regularly perform special exercises with chondrosis. Depending on the localization of the pathological process, a specialist will choose for each patient an individual complex of exercises.

Physiotherapy Gymnastics with chondrosis of the cervical spine:
  • To sit on a chair, put your hands on your knees. Produce a slow tilt of the head forward. Must be the feeling of stretching the muscles. To return to the starting position. Repeat 8-10 times.
  • The starting position is the same. His head tilted forward. Gently rotate it to the side, lead the eye to the shoulder. Repeat the same in the other direction.
  • Sitting on a chair tilt your head left and then right. On the opposite side muscles of the neck should stretch.
  • Left palm to attach to the left temple. Sticking his head, straining the muscles of the neck. Hold the tension for 5 seconds.
Exercises in the lumbar chondrosis:
  • Feet shoulder width apart, back straight. Put your hands on the waist, slowly lean forward, not bending the back. Then the same inclinations to do in the right and left sides.
  • Be on all fours. To bend, like a cat – first back up, then down.
  • Lie on your back, trying to push the spine into the floor. Hold 10 seconds, then relax the back. Make 10-15 repetitions.

Folk remedies and recipes

Using them very effectively in the early stages of progression of chondrosis. Before use warm, compresses, baths, herbal broths, be sure to consult with your doctor about the appropriateness of one or the other method of treatment.

Warm and compresses:
  • To wear a special belt made from sheep's or dog's fur to ensure a "dry" heat.
  • Warm up the vertebral cartilages is recommended to visit the bath or sauna. The procedure can be performed only after the acute period chondrosis.
  • To insist in 200 g of crushed garlic in 0.5 liters of alcohol for 2 weeks in a dark place. Tincture to RUB the problem area for its heating.
  • 50 ml of aloe juice, 50 g of mustard powder, 10 g of propolis insist on 0,4 l of vodka.
  • Rubbing the sore spot 2 times a day. Grate raw potatoes. Mix it in equal proportions with honey. Applied in a compress no more than 1 time a week.

Warm up the problem area can be a special warming ointment. But they need to be applied very carefully so as not to cause allergies or burns.

Ointment home cooking:
  • Grind fresh-water sponge with vegetable oil (1:30). Ointment apply to the affected area for 40 minutes, turn into a warm scarf.
  • 1 spoon of pork fat mix with 1 spoon crushed hop cones. RUB into problem area before bed.
Water treatments have a relaxing effect on the spine, relieve muscle tension, soothe the nervous system:
  • Prepare a decoction of 1.5 kg of pine cones and 1.5 kg of pine needles and 5 l of water. To insist 2 hours, pour into a warm bath. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes.
  • 300 grams of chamomile pour 5 liters of boiling water. After 2 hours, strain, and pour the broth into the bath. Chamomile can be blended mint, Melissa, thyme.
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Features power

Very often the impetus for the development of chondrosis is a violation of metabolic processes in the body. They also occur when incorrect and not balanced diet. To stop the degeneration process in the intervertebral discs, it is necessary to increase the consumption of foods rich in protein, calcium, b vitamins and other beneficial for cartilage substances.

When chondrosis:
  • fresh vegetables and fruits;
  • dairy;
  • olive oil;
  • boiled lean meat;
  • fish;
  • cereals;
  • greens;
  • jelly.
To limit or stop the use of these products:
  • salt;
  • meats;
  • marinades;
  • fat broths;
  • fried foods;
  • alcohol;
  • spicy seasonings.

Preventive recommendations

Destructive processes in the spine is better to prevent than to treat long-term consequences. Therefore, the prevention of chondrosis need to be addressed as early as possible.

  • to eat right;
  • move more;
  • not to lift weights;
  • to sleep on a flat, hard surface is better on a pillowtop mattress;
  • regularly perform exercises to strengthen the spine;
  • to avoid long staying in the same position;
  • swimming, yoga;
  • not the pen to cool.
Chondrosis – the initial stage of the degenerative process degeneration in the spinal structures. If you detect the disease in time, have a high likelihood of effective treatment at home. Important: all methods to use only after consultation with your doctor. Only in the complex and with regular use, remedial measures will give a positive result.