The interspinal neurotron – a pathological condition in which the cervical, lumbar or sacral parts of the spine begins to develop a new joint called about.
This condition is relatively rare and most often it affects elderly people who have some form of degenerative disease of the spine. At a young age and on average, the pathology is almost not diagnosed.
False joint in this case is the result of excessive convergence interspinal processes. In the end, often even their merger, which is the reason for the appearance of new articular surface.
The main cause of the disease – the changes that occur in the spine with age. This may also include almost all degenerative diseases, inflammatory processes. These pathologies can develop not only in the area of the vertebrae themselves, but in the region of the cartilaginous tissue.
On the second place by frequency – congenital anomalies of the back. It is primarily scoliosis and kyphosis, which lead to the development of the hump – it may be the reason for the emergence of a new joint in the back.
Sometimes there is trauma, especially when she was not cured completely, or even not treated.
Symptoms of neoarthrosis the spinous processes will depend entirely on which area of the spine began pathological changes. Most commonly affected are the neck, rump and rump. Therefore, in order for the disease was discovered in the early stages, it is necessary to monitor symptoms that may occur in these areas.
The first sign of ill health – pain, which in the beginning may be temporary and then becomes permanent. And if you make a sudden movement or long standing, it can markedly increase.
If pathology develops in the neck, then, in addition to back pain, can appear dizziness, changes in blood pressure and heard a crunch when turning the head.
If it’s loin, the complaint will be on a strong throbbing pain as well as significant difficulties in the torso twists. Pain may be of a permanent nature and to change its intensity with a long stay in one position.
The doctor needs to ascertain the time of appearance of the first symptoms. Also attending the reception should tell about what the nature of pain, their duration, and also mention additional symptoms, even if the person considers them irrelevant.
After the doctor conducts the examination and makes tests that help to detect changes of tendon reflexes, dependency, pain of body position, as well as suffered skin and muscle sensitivity. Often to confirm the diagnosis is required, such a study as radiography or computed tomography. In the case where it is necessary to accurately place the appearance of an additional joint, held CT-myelography with the use of contrast agents.
How to get rid of
Treatment can be conservative in the initial stages and operational. In the presence of acute pain, the patient should stay in bed and rest. In addition to drugs, and is anti-inflammatory and anesthetic medication can be used additional methods of treatment.
Physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise help to restore the blood flow in the affected region, and also to normalize the trophic and eliminate inflammation. This helps greatly to reduce pain.
Good therapeutic effect has a balneotherapy and treatment with leeches. It is recommended several times a week to visit the pool and conduct exercises in the water. This helps to reduce the load on the spine, and therefore will also help to overcome even the strongest pain.
If this treatment for 3 to 4 months does not give positive result, but the condition of patient deteriorates, then the issue of the operation. Thus it is possible to remove the osteophytes, which are usually the root cause of the development of a false joint.