Intercostal Neuralgia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment,
Intercostal neuropathy is a pathological disorder that is based on the compression or irritation of the intercostal nerves. The disease is accompanied by severe pain and anguish. By its symptoms, the disease is similar to heart disease. Intercostal neuralgia requires accurate diagnosis and early treatment.
Symptoms are manifested in persistent pain or recurrent attacks. Burning sensations, tingling sensations, numbness signal about the disease.
When sneezing, coughing, laughing, with a deep breath-exhalation, the muscles of the back tighten, and the pain intensifies. Unpleasant sensations are felt in the chest, there may be a loss of sensitivity in the disease.
Intercostal neurology is accompanied by increased sweating, a sharp change in blood pressure, numbness in the area of the affected nerves.
As with heart disease, pain is felt under the heart or under the shoulder blade. Often the lower back hurts, which gives rise to the possibility of mistakenly diagnosing renal dysfunction. Confusion is due to the fact that the intercostal nerves are interfaced with various organs.
Most often, intercostal neuralgia worries elderly people. In addition, the disease is due to diabetes, a deficiency of B vitamins, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, spinal diseases, and tumors of the thoracic spinal cord. The appearance of the disease is also facilitated by overstrain of the spinal muscles, supercooling of the body, stressful conditions. Launched osteochondrosis is another risk factor for the development of the disease.
Intercostal neuralgia: treatment of
First of all, it is necessary to relieve pain, and then begin treatment of the intercostal nerves. With early symptoms, physiotherapy, vitaminization of the body, acupuncture is carried out.
In case of exacerbation of the disease, bed rest is necessary, and the bed surface should be firm and even. The doctor applies the Novocaine blockade, that is, splits the damaged nerve with novocaine, and also injects a sedative into the patient's body. Thanks to UHF, electrophoresis, and solux, the maximum effect of treatment is achieved.
In addition to medications in therapy, a therapeutic massage is used, using painkillers and anti-inflammatory creams and ointments. After the session, it is necessary to wrap up the patient's chest. Another assistant therapy is the papillary patch. It improves blood circulation and has an anesthetic effect.
Often, intercostal neurology is treated with folk remedies. For the purposes of therapy, various tinctures, decoctions and ointments are used.
To rub the sick places use infusion of birch buds. For the preparation of "triturate" it is necessary to pour a handful of kidneys with a bottle of vodka and set aside the vessel for ten days in a dark cool place.
Good effects give a decoction of peppermint, which must be taken for a hundred milliliters in the morning and in the evening. To prepare the infusion, a spoonful of dry mint should be soaked in a glass of boiling water.
Pain, which causes intercostal neurolgia, it is good to remove the tincture of valerian. To do this, soak the cotton napkin with medicinal tincture and attach it to the sore spot, covering it with a plastic bag. Such a compress is best done at bedtime to be able to rest easy.
Intercostal neuralgia is one of the most unpleasant diseases. Constant pain sensations greatly complicate a person's life. Thanks to modern medicine( traditional and non-traditional), as well as various folk remedies, it is possible not only to remove the symptoms of the disease, but also to return to normal life.