Treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with folk remedies

Osteochondrosis is a serious condition that is not immediately noticed. The disease gradually affects, destroys the intervertebral discs, cervical vertebrae, spinal nerves, vertebral artery. There are many treatment methods: taking medication, massage, manual therapy. Many note the effectiveness of treating cervical osteochondrosis with folk remedies. Common signs of cervical osteochondrosis:

  • Pain in the head, neck;
  • Sudden dizziness, nausea, vomiting;
  • Periodic feeling of weakness;
  • sleep disorders;
  • Irritability;
  • Pain in the arm, forearm, even with small loads;
  • Hearing loss;
  • Noise in the ears;
  • Voice change;
  • problems with the teeth;
  • Snoring.

Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine occurs gradually, there are many reasons. The consequences of an injury, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, insufficiently active life, overweight, flat feet, constant heavy loads on the spine, heredity.

Diagnosis of cervical osteochondrosis

neck pain with osteochondrosis

According to the above signs, the development of the disease is suggested, but they do not make the diagnosis and, even more, start the treatment. The final and accurate diagnosis will be determined by the doctor. He will ask in detail about the sensations, examine, prescribe examinations, procedures.

Professional doctors are constantly expanding their horizons by studying medicine comprehensively. In addition to drug treatment, doctors prescribe massage, self-massage, acupuncture and folk remedies for cervical osteochondrosis.

Doctors have realized that it is possible to combine the achievements of modern medicine with time-tested folk recipes. A good doctor will give you several popular ways to treat the condition.

Compressing, rubbing - a method of treating osteochondrosis

Almost all popular methods of treating cervical osteochondrosis affect the sore spot with heat. Compressing, rubbing - popular methods of treating cervical diseases. You prescribe:

  1. Granny's smear. It will take 300 grams of medical alcohol, 10 grams of camphor alcohol, iodine, 10 tablets of analgin. We mix, we obtain a homogeneous mass. It may sting on the first application. Apply only to healthy, clean skin without rashes, sores. The action of the compress is felt immediately, the effectiveness of the treatment after 4-5 sessions.
  2. Honey compress, aloe. It will take 150 grams of vodka, 100 grams of liquid honey, 50 grams of aloe juice. It is recommended to make a compress 2 times a day. Keep the bandage soaked in the solution on the sore spot until it dries completely.
  3. Ginger compress. We grate ginger, garlic, the volume depends on the friction zone. To make rubbing easier, add melted butter to the mixture.
  4. Fir essential oils, menthol help with pain.
  5. St. John's wort oil compress. The oil is prepared from 150 grams of St. John's wort flowers, 0. 5 liters of sea buckthorn oil. Replace hawthorn with olive, corn. Mix, boil for 30 minutes in a water bath. Insist 3 days in a cool place. Rub your neck, your spine every day. Course 10-12 procedures.

Healing decoctions, herbal baths

exercises for cervical osteochondrosis

Healing decoctions help with many ailments, but they do not act immediately. You need to take a lot of time, but the effect will be lasting. Before taking the decoction, consult your doctor, learn about the contraindications, possible consequences.

There are many healing potions. The ingredients can be found on pharmacy shelves in finished form. When preparing the solution, follow the instructions, observe the proportions. We list the combination of medicinal herbs for the treatment of osteochondrosis:

  1. Fresh birch leaves, wild strawberries, St. John's wort, chamomile, marigold.
  2. Thyme, mountaineer, blueberry, banana, lemon balm, sweet clover, wild rose, cinquefoil.
  3. Chamomile, dandelion, horsetail, motherwort, immortelle, sweet clover, marigold.
  4. Cherry, nettle, bearberry, juniper, black elder, linden, birch.

With cervical osteochondrosis, pine buds are often used. Collect in spring. Rinse well, grind, pour into glasses, cover with sugar. Leave in a cool place for 12-14 days. A sign of infusion readiness will be brown. Store in the refrigerator for 8-10 months, take courses prescribed by the doctor.

Relieves pain, relaxes, encourages baths with medicinal herbs. For cooking, collect fresh leaves, use fees purchased at the pharmacy. For a standard bath 400-500 grams of medicinal herbs. Course 7 days. The doctor will prescribe the exact amount, tell you which procedures will increase the healing effect of water.

Effective in the treatment of popular methods of cervical osteochondrosis:

  1. Birch leaf bath. The procedure time is 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Pine bath. Combine spruce, pine, cedar, boil, add to water. The procedure time is 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Chamomile flower bath. Add the flowers of the plant to the water, prepare a decoction. The procedure time is 25 to 30 minutes.

therapeutic exercises

Alternative treatment for cervical osteochondrosis involves daily exercise. There is a special course of exercises to combat osteochondrosis. Check with your doctor before starting exercise. At the beginning, do the exercises under the supervision of a trainer who will explain and show you how to do it correctly.

Exercise in the morning, perform movements gently, carefully, slowly. Relax your head, neck, back, shoulders. Remember that the wrong move will cause irreparable damage.

Self-massage with a roller, a spade handle is suitable for morning exercises. Bring your hands back, knead the sore spot. There must be no pain. Do not make more than 50 projectile moves. The procedure relaxes the neck muscles, improves blood circulation and normalizes metabolic processes in the neck region. Then massage the affected area with your hands: stroking, rubbing, kneading movements. Do a seated self-massage.

Sleeping on a hard surface is considered a type of massage for the neck and back muscles, a good prevention of osteochondrosis.

Alternative treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervical region is becoming popular due to the effectiveness, safety of skin exposure, internal organs. The treatment must be competent, correct. Incorrectly observed proportions in a compress, decoction, exercise done incorrectly, the wrong number of days of the course will adversely affect health, aggravate the condition.

You will not have to treat cervical osteochondrosis with folk remedies in combination with modern remedies, if you follow the preventive rules: active physical activity, correct posture when walking, while working, treating infectious diseases, sleeping on a hard surface. Eat more calcium-rich foods (milk, hard cheese, cottage cheese), seafood, meat, fresh vegetables, fruits.