Treatment of cervical bone necrosis

Cervical fibroids are pathological changes in the disc and vertebrae of the cervical spine, occurring against the background of metabolic disorders. This form of the disease has a number of characteristics related to the narrowing of the cervical spine and its saturation with the nerve ends and important blood vessels responsible for blood circulation in the brain.

The development of bone necrosis causes pain, impaired brain nutrition, dizziness, impaired vision and hearing. The progression of the disease has many serious complications, so it is better to start treatment for cervical fibroids at the very beginning.

Unfortunately, the disease cannot be completely cured, but using some quite effective methods, you can forget about the pain, movement restriction and other symptoms of the disease for a long time orforever.


An important place in the complex treatment of cervical bone necrosis is due to drug use. The following groups of funds are used:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

NSAIDs are prescribed to relieve pain and eliminate the inflammatory process. It is possible to use tablets, ointments, gels, injections. Since prolonged use of the drug causes undesirable changes in the gastric mucosa, antispasmodic drugs are often administered concomitantly with NSAIDs.


The hormone

is ​​mainly used to relieve lens syndrome that occurs when nerve fibers are compressed and swollen. The commonly prescribed medications are oral and injected directly into the neck.


In cervical osteonecrosis, one of the important therapeutic areas is the use of anesthetics. These drugs are used to perform a paravertebral neuromuscular blockade because of the direct effect of the anesthetic on nerve fibers, providing temporary relief from severe pain. There are several ways to use anesthetics:

  • in the skin;
  • under the skin;
  • muscles;
  • peritoneum;
  • lenticular

One of the methods to reduce swelling of nerve tissue in cervical necrosis is the simultaneous use of anesthetics and glucocorticosteroids. This treatment allows you to achieve quick and long-lasting pain relief. The course has about 5-7 procedures every other day. This treatment can be used for both cervical and cervical, thoracic and lumbar necrosis. In addition to direct injection into the affected areas, administration of the drug in small doses to the active points is also performed. This technique is called "medicinal acupuncture".

Topical medicine

Can effectively cope with cervical bone necrosis with the help of irritating ointments, lotions, topicals. The drug activates blood circulation, stimulates metabolic processes, has an irritating and distracting effect.


An important part of osteonecrosis therapy is the use of a group of agents that slow down cartilage tissue destruction, as the main cause of pain is nerve injury due to some deformation in the column. ancient life. Chondroprotectors cannot completely cure the disease, but with proper use, it is possible to completely cease the destructive process.

Means of improving blood circulation

Improves blood microcirculation in the neck area when using Trental, Actovegin, Nicotinic acid, Curantil. When treating osteonecrosis, pills or injections are prescribed. The drug increases bleeding properties and has a stimulating effect on peripheral circulation by activating venous flow. Thanks to that, the metabolism in the affected area is regulated, helping to reduce inflammation and edema.


vitamins in the treatment of cervical bone necrosis

Vitamins are used during treatment and during remission. The purpose of their use in cervical osteoporosis is to improve neurotransmitters, reduce vestibular and visual disturbances due to spinal and cartilage deformation and subsequent brain malnutrition. It is imperative that the use of B vitamins (especially B6, B12), as well as vitamins C and A, have vascular strength and antioxidant effects.


The use of physiotherapeutic procedures to locate pathological changes in the cervical spine is one of the most effective methods of treating osteonecrosis.

Ultraviolet irradiation

UV exposure promotes the synthesis of vitamin D, helping to absorb one of the most important trace elements - calcium. For the procedure, irradiators are used for anti-inflammatory, analgesic and bactericidal effects. For the treatment of cervical fibroids, the UFO method is used to treat the area of ​​the back of the neck, the upper intercostal region, the outer face of the shoulder and the lower part of the collar.

This procedure has some contraindications:

  • malignant tumor;
  • blood pathology;
  • is ​​taking drugs, the effect of the drug is enhanced by ultraviolet radiation.


You can also get rid of cervical osteonecrosis with the help of vibration exposure. How it works? The essence of the method is to act on the affected area with mechanical vibrations, so the pain syndrome is significantly reduced. Belt massagers are commonly used. Three types of vibrating massage are used:

  • general;
  • zonal;
  • dot.


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Laser therapy

Laser therapy is very effective in cervical bone necrosis. The method is based on the curative effect of the helium-neon laser, which stimulates bioelectric processes in the nerve fibers. The resulting therapeutic effect is due to the wound healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of laser radiation.

During surgery, the inflamed roots of the spinal cord, the paravertebral region of the affected cervical spine are treated. Each spine is processed within a maximum of 2 minutes. The total duration of the session is a quarter of an hour.


cervical bone tumor treatment with electrotherapy

Treatment with this therapy is done using electric current. Under its influence, heat is generated in the tissues, so that blood flow in the cervical spine is activated, resulting in the disappearance of the painful sensation and the accelerated recovery of damaged tissues.

Electrotherapy is not recommended for patients with pacemakers or those with metal devices.

Shock wave method

The essence of therapy is the effect of sound waves on the problem area, so:

  • the pain disappeared;
  • accelerated metabolism;
  • improves microcirculation.

Intervention therapy

What to do if cervical bone necrosis is accompanied by acute pain? The method tested is to apply electrical current to the affected area with frequency of rhythmic variation. The intensity of the current has to be increased until vibrations occur in the tissues. After only 15 minutes of course, the intensity of pain decreased significantly

DDT (diadynamic therapy)

With this treatment, the affected area is exposed to a double wave or constant current, their intensity gradually increasing until slight vibration is felt in the treated area. Even severe pains become stinging after some procedures, while removing muscle tension and nerve root irritation. After a full course of treatment, the tonicity of the neck muscles is normalized, the motor capacity of the affected part of the spine increases.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

This physical therapy is referred to as TENS. In this process, sheet electrodes equipped with hydrophilic gaskets are used. They are applied over the entire cervical region, as well as on the projection zone of nerve roots emerging from the cervical region. To obtain a therapeutic effect, the intensity of the electric current is increased until vibration occurs. This method is suitable for treatment in the acute phase of osteonecrosis.

Detection therapy

detenzor - therapy for cervical bone necrosis

This is the name of a long-lasting soft pull of the spine in a horizontal position. Thanks to the use of the method, muscles are relaxed, spasm reduction, tonicity is normalized, the working ability of the spine in the cervical spine is restored. Releasing the spine and removing vertical compression of the disc restores a normal supply of nutrients to the area affected by bone destruction. Detensor therapy helps to eliminate headaches, neck pain and dizziness. This method can be prescribed even for elderly patients, as well as for heart problems.

Manual therapy

Cervical degeneration can be effectively treated with the help of a qualified therapist who is proficient in manual therapy techniques. This method involves a local quantitative effect on elements of the spine to restore the motor ability of the damaged segment or its adaptation to new conditions.

How do I properly implement the procedures? Movements should be gentle, adjustable, with elements gently massaging the problem area. At the same time, performing the pull operations, while the head acts as the lever.

First, a diagnosis is made to determine the extent to which the motor is limited by the affected part of the body. The purpose of subsequent manual operations is block removal (constraint). Such an action is not able to remove osteoporosis or restore cartilage tissue. Its purpose is to increase mobility of the cervical spine and relieve pain.

Contraindicated to procedures is:

  • inflammatory pathology of the spine;
  • malignant tumor;
  • recent spinal injury;
  • increases the fracture of bones;
  • Herniated disc
  • .

In the last two cases, it is possible to treat manually but with extreme caution.

Physical therapy and gymnastics

At the early stages of bone necrosis process, conventional gymnastics exercises can be indicated. As the disease progresses, an individual training system is chosen. The exercises are performed smoothly, the load gradually increases. No bend or pain is allowed. Exercise therapy is quite effective when combined with physical therapy. Correct exercise helps to eliminate pain and increase motility of the cervical spine.

When is an activity scheduled?

If using conservative methods does not work, surgery is recommended. Recommended:

  • for very severe pain that does not go away after taking it;
  • with increasing weakness of the arm muscles;
  • with marked signs of spinal cord compression.

The most frequently used procedure is the removal of bone tumors and disc herniation using anterior cervical fusion. In the postoperative period, patients should wear a headrest for about 3 months.

The folk method

How to quickly cure osteonecrosis? Advocates of traditional medicine argue that this can be done using conventional means. The main medicinal ingredients to treat this disease are:

Traditional methods of treating cervical bone necrosis
  • materials of plant origin: herbs, flowers, roots - used in or in the form of topicals, baths, compresses, etc. v. ;
  • products or preparations of animal origin: fat, bee venom or snakes, honey, eggs - used in the preparation of lotions, ointments, and compresses for warming and pain relief;
  • chemicals with warming, irritating and analgesic effects: alcohol, turpentine, iodine.

Almost all the folk remedies for genital warts are based on the principle of heating the lesion area. They can be used only as an adjunct to conventional therapy.

Some recommendations often need to be treated with caution, as complications can arise instead of benefits. For example, conventional treatment with horseradish leaves, previously dipped in boiling water, often leads to burns. Additionally, many plant and animal ingredients are strong allergens - they should not be used if there is a tendency to allergies.

There are adequate recommendations (for example, using willow branches alcohol, for pain relief), but they are not effective enough.

There was a time when the method called "salt excretion" with the help of herbal medicines and preparations was very popular. The result is often a significant deterioration in the patient's condition, which the healers themselves explain by drawing excess salt from the body. With osteonecrosis of the bones (including in the cervical spine), not only salt metabolism is disturbed, but all metabolic processes in the affected area are involved. Even with effective salt excretion, the patient's condition could not be improved. In addition, the main cause of the disease is that the disc becomes dehydrated, progressing more severe will begin to form bone-forming cells. In both cases, the herbal infusion couldn't do anything.


To prevent degenerative-dystrophic changes in the cervical spine and the development of osteonecrosis, a few rules must be followed:

  • do not allow your spine to carry heavy loads;
  • does not stay in an unpleasant motionless state for long;
  • during sedentary times, get up periodically, perform simple exercises: neck rotation, circular movements, light massage;
  • avoids sudden movements;
  • does not overcool;
  • for timely treatment of other diseases;
  • avoid injury;
  • avoid stress as much as possible;
  • tracks your posture;
  • participate in sports;
  • eat now;
  • removes excess weight;
  • does not smoke.