Low back pain – the scourge of the modern urban dweller. The initial stage is diagnosed even ten year old children. The main causes: a sedentary lifestyle, spinal injury, vitamin deficiency, overweight.
On the development of osteochondrosis affects the level of chondroitin in the cartilage of the spine, which depends on the elasticity of these cartilages and the level of moisture in them. Thus, there drugs for the treatment of osteoarthritis (cartilage protectors), containing chondroitin.
This innovation in pharmacology. The doctors see it differently. Osteochondrosis of the spine affects the discs between the vertebrae. They are deformed, become thin, fragile. For them, the cartilage becomes less, which leads to malfunction of the top processes of the spine ligaments. Appears osteochondrosis of the spine. So, doctors have been developed chondroprotector for the treatment of this disease.
Therapeutic characteristics of chondroprotective drugs
Chondroprotectors that are most frequently used are drugs from animal bones (fish), ligaments, their blood. Despite this, doctors are unsure about them in osteochondrosis of the spine, as chondroprotectors act on synovial fluid (located in the articular capsule) and in the spine there is no such liquid.
Good results occur when using these drugs in osteoarthritis. Better if both use the ointment and take chondroprotectors inside.
You should pay attention to the weight (which is very large) molecules these drugs. Because of the increased mass to overcome the distance to the cartilage in the spine takes a long time. Therefore, in order osteochondrosis of the spine to cure required to take in large doses chondroprotectors (tablets).
Medicinal drugs with different chondroitin dosage. For example, Mukasan (articular cartilage) is required by 100 mg once a day, and oral 750 mg 3 times. If these drugs start to be consumed in the first days of the disease, it is possible to achieve a higher effect. Alas, to the treatment of degenerative disc disease start in the midst of the disease.
Osteochondrosis, it is necessary to take chondroprotective drugs in large doses, as the cartilage regenerate poorly. To recover from osteochondrosis impossible, but to stop the destruction of these disks chondroprotective drugs.
Numb faster and have stronger anti-inflammatory effect than chondroprotectors, medical facilities non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. This can be seen in the study of all medicines that are taken in osteochondrosis of the spine. However, fundamentally these drugs will not alter the situation in osteochondrosis.
Low back pain – the scourge of the modern urban dweller. To get rid of it will help chondroprotector – new generation drugs.
Even though chondroprotectors give greater effect, well tolerated by patients, they have no side effects, to use their accounts for a long time. These drugs normalize bone metabolism, synthesis glucosamine increases. Produce more lipids, fibrin, supply the spine.
The downside of chondroprotective drugs have no small doses, which adversely affect the liver. Doctors want to find other applications of chondroprotectors, combining these drugs with all sorts of therapy.
Types of chondroprotectors
Chondroprotectors different composition and are divided into several types.
- The first is a solution of chondroitin sulfate.
- The second – preparations from the bone marrow of animals (fish).
- View third – chondroprotectors on the basis of mucopolysaccharides.
- The form of the fourth is a drug based on glucosamine.
- The form of a fifth – preparations of vitamins, chondroitin, glucosamine.
- The sixth form – drug of osteoarthritis with chondroitin and anti-inflammatory components.
The first type of drugs include: Structum, Chondrolon, Mucosal, symptoms. The second Rumalon, Alflutop. The third type is Arteparon. Means with glucosamine Artron Flex, don. Artron complex, teraflex, Formula With this medication with vitamins, chondroitin, glucosamine in the composition. Chondroitin is a drug Artrodar.
The most popular are drugs based on glucosamine. Fast result and the best result gives the simultaneous use of chondroprotectors and such physiotherapeutic methods of treatment as phonophoresis, iontophoresis, magnetophones.
Domestic and foreign manufacturers produce a large inventory of chondroprotectors. Often use the following drugs for the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease: don Artra; Structum; hondrolon; teraflex; Chondroitin-AKOS.
Don is produced in the form of injections and powder. Manufacturer Italy. The drug from osteoarthritis of Chondrolon and Chondroitin-AKOS the Russian production. Hondrolon injections, Chondroitin AKOS capsules. Structum (France) and teraflex (UK) is a capsule. Artra (tablets) manufactures of the USA.
Chondroprotectors contraindications: intolerance to the components of the components; in inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestines; during pregnancy; at the time of breast feeding.
Recommendations for use
For the best effect of chondroprotectors should:
- to spend Hiking;
- take breaks between the movements;
- to perform gymnastics;
- to eat right;
- to avoid sharp temperature swings and overcooling of the patients joints.
Hiking it is better to make within 30 minutes for 2-3 kilometers a day. Between movements (within hours) rest lying or sitting for a quarter of an hour. Do physiotherapy, but do the simplest exercises.
Follow the food. Choose to use raw foods and less food is ready. Drink a multivitamin. Follow the above recommendations with the administration of chondroprotectors and the result is a long wait not make.