Physiotherapy for hernia of the lumbar spine: electrophoresis

As soon as a person started walking on two limbs, he became familiar with the problem of back pain. With a vertical position of the body on the spine has a very large load, so rarely anyone does without any problems with his back.

Quite severe and one of the most common diseases is spinal hernia. It appears on the discs that are between the vertebrae.

It happens like this: the fibrous ring swells and protrudes beyond the limits of the vertebra, then breaks, after which the disk contents spills out into the spinal canal.

Special treatment

An effective method of therapeutic intervention is electrophoresis. This type of treatment is used for various diseases of the musculoskeletal system. With it, drugs are delivered directly to the affected area.

In this case, the skin is not damaged. The process of accumulation of ions of the necessary substance due to the action of electric current is completely painless for patients. True, sometimes they experience a slight tingling sensation.

Applying electrophoresis for hernia of the cervical or any other spine, expect a gradual improvement. How does this happen?

The drug accumulates in the skin, after which it is very slowly distributed by blood and lymph through the surrounding tissues.

Thus, a long-term effect of the drug is achieved, which significantly reduces pain.

The reasons for the effectiveness of the method

Those who have never used such methods, doubt whether it is possible to do electrophoresis in hernia of the spine, because they are not sure of the negative effects of electricity.

However, this type of treatment has a number of noticeable advantages compared to others:

  1. The medicine reaches the affected area even in case of a violation of the current of lymph and blood due to vasospasm. This type of treatment is able to deliver the necessary substance directly through the skin, bypassing the circulatory system.
  2. Using this method, you can not be afraid of toxic damage to the digestive tract or liver. This procedure has no such side effects. She conducts medicine bypassing these organs. This means that your internal organs will remain intact, and the active components of medicines will not be destroyed by enzymes.
  3. This type of treatment is good for the direct effects of electricity. In itself, it has a healing effect on nerve cells and muscle tissue. In such a combination, such therapy is very long. Therefore, if your back hurts, after electrophoresis you will definitely become much better, and the effect will be rather long.
  4. The described procedure contributes to the fact that the active ions are concentrated directly in the affected place. In other words, the drug begins to act much faster and its effect is stronger than if the same medicine was administered by injection or taken in pills.
  5. During the procedure, there are almost no foreign substances in the body. This makes the risk of negative side effects or allergic reactions close to zero. The exceptions are some cases of individual intolerance to drugs.

Thanks to the above advantages, electrophoresis is one of the best and safest ways to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Trypsin Applications

Electrophoresis is used with various medications, one of which is trypsin. Consider the effect of electrophoresis on hernia of the lumbar spine in conjunction with trypsin.

Electrophoresis is carried out only where the skin is not damaged. Trypsin stimulates the body to cure tissues that are susceptible to necrotic processes, dilutes blood clots and pus. Helps affected tissues recover at a much more rapid pace.

In addition to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, trypsin is used for complications of diseases of the respiratory tract, skin, eye diseases, and ENT diseases.

Electrophoresis is a method of treating a variety of diseases, in particular, vertebral hernias. Not only the medicine itself has a healing effect, but also an electric current. Together, these two factors are able to give a long-lasting healing effect.

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Does the treatment of intervertebral hernia by electrophoresis

Pain in the spine and back is one of the most common causes, due to which our contemporaries turn to doctors. This is a signal of the occurrence of serious pathological processes, such as a hernia.

Treatment for intervertebral hernia involves in a neglected form of hospitalization, a long and difficult rehabilitation period. In some cases, the condition requires surgery and, as a result, a prolonged disability of the patient. Electrophoresis is an effective and more benign method of treating such a pathology.

Thanks to modern advances in world neurosurgery, many degenerative spinal pathologies are effectively treated with minimally invasive methods. Such methods are carried out using microsurgical instruments, as well as special optics. As a result, this helps eliminate the aggravation, as well as relieve symptoms and significantly improve the quality of life of patients.

One of these minimally invasive methods is electrophoresis for spinal hernia. He is appointed simultaneously with the treatment of drugs and significantly reduces the severity of pain.

Electrophoresis and its scope today

This method is based on the kinetic ability of an external electric field to carry out the transfer of dispersed particles of protein and colloidal solutions inside a gaseous or liquid medium. For the first time, the phenomenon of electrophoresis was noted and described by professors FF Reuss and PI Insurance at the beginning of the 19th century in Moscow.

The effect of this phenomenon is that small particles of the solution have the opportunity to penetrate into the smallest cracks and slight deepening of the surface, even into the smallest pores. The body itself, at the same time, can be charged not only positively (anaphoresis), but also negatively (cataphoresis). The method allows to separate various substances into their components for the purpose of their further analysis.

This ability to help particles penetrate the solution into the pores is used in the process:

  • physiotherapy treatment of people
  • painting all kinds of surfaces
  • in modern chemical industry,
  • when dispelling fog or smoke and many other processes.

The use of electrophoresis in the treatment of the spine

Many highly qualified specialists from around the world recommend using this method for the treatment of hernias. In the process of carrying out this procedure by a doctor using a magnetic field, various special medications are introduced into the intervertebral disk.

Effective and popular today, for example, is the technique in which electrophoresis is prescribed with drugs called “Karipain” and “Karipazim”. These funds are proteolytic enzyme preparations that have a direct effect and are characterized by plant origin. In combination with electrophoresis, these drugs are recognized as highly effective means for the treatment of various pathologies of the spine.

Such treatment is prescribed for 20-30 procedures for from 1 to 3 courses. The exact number is determined by the attending physician. The interval between courses should be from 30 to 60 days. For intervertebral hernias, which have a size of more than 5 mm, experts recommend taking 3 courses.

At the end of treatment, it is imperative to engage in special physical therapy or perform a full-fledged complex of morning exercises to maintain the normal tone of the muscular system.

Electrophoresis in the treatment of diseases of the back

Electrophoresis (iontophoresis) is a method of physiotherapy which consists in introducing medicinal substance into body tissues through intact skin with the help of direct electric current (galvanic current). Electrophoresis has been used as a treatment method since 1802. Thus, he is about 210 years old, but he still has not lost its relevance.

How does electrophoresis

With the help of electric current, the ions of the medicinal substance move from one electrode to another (from + to - or vice versa, depending on the charge of the ions of the drug), passing through the tissues of the body, and lingering there, creating high concentrations of the drug in the impact zone. A high concentration of medicinal substance can be stored in the body tissues for up to 15 hours or more, providing the necessary therapeutic effect.

It is extremely important that the electrophoresis method can be used to treat organs with impaired microcirculation, where delivery of the drug through the bloodstream is impossible. Such a situation may occur in diabetic angiopathy of the vessels of the lower extremities, thrombosis of large blood vessels, tissue necrosis.

Also of great importance is the fact that during electrophoresis, the medicine is delivered directly to the diseased organ, without passing through the liver and other body filters. Thus, the medicinal substance has a less toxic effect on the liver and excretion system. With this method of treatment, a smaller dose of the drug is required, although its concentration in the tissues requiring treatment is much higher.

Interestingly, during electrophoresis (iontophoresis), medicinal substances acquire a charge, and come to diseased tissues in the form of ions, which have much greater therapeutic activity.

Favorable differences of electrophoresis from injecting drugs

  1. With electrophoresis, the drug is more concentrated, and the total dose is much less.
  2. The drug is directly delivered to the tissues of the body without undergoing treatment in the liver, and exerting a lesser toxic effect on it.
  3. In the tissues, the necessary concentration of the drug is delayed for a longer time.
  4. The effect of the drug is more effective due to its ionization during electrophoresis.
  5. Weak galvanic current also has a healing effect. It improves blood circulation, reduces swelling and inflammation.
  6. The treatment is comfortable, painless and non-invasive (the skin is not damaged), unlike injecting.
  7. Fewer allergic reactions, because the medicinal substance is introduced in its pure form without impurities and solvents.

The impact of galvanic current electrophoresis.
Galvanic current itself has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, immunostimulating action. This helps to enhance the effect of the procedure on the body. Along with this, the low voltage direct current ionizes the drug substance, making it more active. The result is the same therapeutic effect with a lower dose of medication.

How is the electrophoresis procedure

In practice, the electrophoresis procedure is very simple. Two fabric pads are used to fit the electrodes. They must be sewn in such a way that the electrode freely enters into the gasket and is completely covered with it from both sides. Gaskets are boiled, wrung out and cool.

Movement of drug ions during electrophoresis.

A solution of the medicinal substance is applied on a warm, wet gasket, and the medicine is applied strictly on the positive or negative electrode, respectively, in the table. Next, the electrodes in tissue pads are applied to the patient's skin and are fixed on top with a cellophane film or cellophane sandbags.

The patient is covered and turned on the device. The strength of the current must be added smoothly, and set so that the patient feels a slight tingling in the place where the electrodes are applied. In no case should the patient feel a burning sensation or pain during the procedure, there is a danger of burn.

The duration of the electrophoresis session from 10 to 15 minutes. The course typically includes 10 to 20 electrophoresis sessions, which can be released every day or every other day.

Indications for electrophoresis

Electrophoresis (iontophoresis) is a universal treatment method. With it, you can enter very many medicinal substances. It is used for diseases of the respiratory system, gynecology, ophthalmology, cosmetology, diseases of the spine and joints, internal diseases.

Electrophoresis is prescribed for percutaneous or abdominal administration of antibiotics, vitamins, anti-inflammatory and anesthetics, expectorant, chondroprotectors and other drugs. At the Kovrizhenko center of vertebrology, electrophoresis is used very widely.

It is prescribed for back pain, for osteochondrosis and its complications - protrusions and herniated intervertebral discs, for diseases of the joints - deforming arthrosis and shoulder-scapular periarthrosis, epicondylitis, bursitis, tendinitis and tendovaginitis, neuritis and neuralgia, polyneurovirus, neuropathy, bursitis, tendinitis and tendovaginitis, neuritis and neuralgia, polyneuropathy, neuritis, neuropathy, bursitis, tendinitis, and tendinovaginitis, neuritis and neuralgia, polyineviritis In our center, the electrophoresis procedure is prescribed both in complex treatment and as an independent method of therapy.

Proper use of electrophoresis in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system allows our specialists to quickly relieve pain, reduce the duration of treatment and speed up recovery.

Contraindications for the appointment of electrophoresis

Contraindications are the same as for all other electrical procedures. Namely: various oncological diseases, diseases and skin lesions, acute infectious diseases, high body temperature, mental diseases, the presence of a pacemaker, with a severe general condition of the patient, cachexia, and cardiac rhythm disturbances, high blood pressure.

Principle of the method

How does the electrophoresis procedure take place? The apparatus for the procedure creates an electrical effect on the tissue, which is a stream of charged particles.

Pre-applied to the area of ​​impact of the drug (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or hormonal medicine) is captured by charged particles and passes deep through the integumentary tissue. Additional effects:

  • Expansion of vessels.
  • Normalization of blood circulation and metabolism.
  • Reducing swelling.
  • Reduced pain intensity.
  • Relaxed tense muscles.

These effects are both directly due to the action of electrical effects, and indirectly medication.

What is electrophoresis used for spinal diseases? The indications include any inflammatory process that arises when exposed to the medications used. The most common indications are:

  • Osteochondrosis of any part of the spine.
  • Herniated intervertebral disc.
  • Spondyloarthritis.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diseases of the ligaments and muscles of the spine.
  • Injuries and fractures.
  • Pain after surgery.

The list of indications for the procedure can be expanded, but electrophoresis is most often used for herniated intervertebral discs.

Since the disease most often causes a clinically significant process in the cervical and lumbar spine, it is worth analyzing the application of the method in these cases.

Electrophoresis for cervical hernia

Cervical osteochondrosis as a degenerative process can ultimately lead to a prolapse of the pulposal nucleus or its fragment through the fibrous capsule of the intervertebral disc. This condition is called spinal hernia.

The area of ​​cartilage that has separated from the disk will disrupt the anatomical interactions of the surrounding tissues. In particular, the hernia is likely to be compressed by the nerve roots and brachial plexus.

The inflammatory process plays a large role in the symptoms that appear. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by electrophoresis will stop the pathological manifestations.

The procedure should be carried out with the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain, aggravated by exertion.
  • Pain in the head and dizziness.
  • Shooting in the arm, impaired skin sensitivity, numbness of the upper limb.
  • Decreased muscle strength in the arm.
  • Blood pressure jumps.

These symptoms indicate that the hernia causes an inflammatory process in the area of ​​nerve formations and the vertebral artery. Electrophoresis does not eliminate the hernia, but will reduce the intensity of the symptoms.

Electrophoresis for Lumbar Hernia

Not less problems cause damage to the lumbar spine hernia. Due to the heavy load on the 5 lumbar vertebrae, degenerative phenomena often occur in the intervertebral discs. In this case, a hernia can cause symptoms such as:

  • Low back pain.
  • Shooting in the lower limb.
  • Numbness of the legs, feeling of "crawling goosebumps".
  • Increased fatigue in the legs.
  • Incontinence of urine and feces.

Hernia symptoms cause significant inconvenience, a violation of the usual way of life. The presence of a pronounced muscle frame in the lumbar region aggravates the situation. Through such a layer of soft tissues, conventional external agents, such as ointments and gels, do not always lead to the desired effect. In this case, electrophoresis is the solution.

The method can be applied not only for the symptomatic treatment of the pathology itself, but also after surgery for the removal of the hernia. Removing residual inflammation by electrophoresis is the right medical decision.


Medicines that are used for the electrophoresis procedure, there are also in the form of tablets. Why expose yourself to this procedure instead of taking the medicine inside?

It's all about the several undeniable advantages of electrophoresis. These include the following effects:

  • Low incidence of adverse reactions.
  • The possibility of using the drug in a low dose.
  • Additional effect of charged particles on the fabric.
  • Impact directly on the affected tissue.
  • The drug is not in the systemic circulation.
  • The tool accumulates in the tissues, continuing to act after the electrophoresis procedure.

Positive effects are achieved by fully adhering to the recommendations of the attending physician and physiotherapy specialist.


Electrophoresis, like any other method of therapy, has a number of limitations to use. The disadvantages of the procedure are:

  1. Extremely symptomatic effect. Directly herniated disc will not disappear after the procedure.
  2. Impossibility of use at purulent infectious diseases.
  3. Contraindicated use for diseases and injuries of the skin at the site of application of the drug.
  4. Effect on the progression and malignancy of tumors. Can not be used in the presence of cancer.
  5. Contraindicated use for failure of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, diseases of the nervous system.
  6. Negative impact on the course of pregnancy.

From the above, it should be concluded that the appointment of electrophoresis is the choice of the attending physician. The specialist will determine the presence of contraindications, after which he will choose the method of therapeutic effects.

Use in children

A feature of electrophoresis is the ability to use the procedure in children. This is achieved by the low content of the drug in the applied area.

This type of physiotherapy is widely used in pediatric orthopedics, even in infants, in the treatment of diseases such as:

  • Bone dysplasia.
  • Congenital dislocation of the hip.
  • Congenital disc herniation.
  • Birth injuries.
  • The violation of muscle tone.

To determine the possibility of the procedure should a pediatrician.

Other physiotherapy

The effect achieved by electrophoresis can be obtained by using other methods of physiotherapy. To eliminate the symptoms of disc herniation, you can use:

  • Phonophoresis.
  • UHF
  • Paraffin applications.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Interstitial electromyostimulation.

All procedures have their own contraindications, such as oncological process and acute infectious pathology. To make a choice in favor of a particular technique should a qualified specialist

Features of the procedure

The peculiarity of the electrotherapy is its principle: the movement of ions due to the influence of current, moving along the electrodes, thereby transporting drugs to the necessary areas. The effect of cumulation is observed only in tissues that need exposure to the selected components. The main advantage of the procedure is not only its effectiveness, but also painlessness, due to which the patient can experience only light tingling.

Through the use of such methods of treatment, it is possible to achieve a long-term therapeutic effect on the tissues due to the fact that the components of the medicinal substance are briefly cumulated in the tissues, after which they are gradually spread throughout the body using the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This therapeutic method has several advantages:

  1. Reducing the intensity of pain in any situation. Most drugs are unable to penetrate into the center of pain due to muscle spasm, which prevents trophism, access of blood and lymph to it. However, electrophoresis for spinal hernia is based on the distribution of the active ingredients of the drug directly through the skin glands, therefore, in the shortest period they begin to affect the pathological focus.
  2. Due to the fact that the drug passes natural filters (gastrointestinal tract, liver), its active components are not destroyed by a number of enzymes, thereby producing fewer metabolites.
  3. Additional impact. Thanks to the electrical impulses, the patient can slightly strengthen the muscular corset and improve the conductivity of the nerve roots, which, in combination with the administration of medications, has a beneficial effect on the state of the body.
  4. Quick effect. All other methods of drug administration, if you do not take parenteral into account, for a rather long period transport the active substance to the designated place.
  5. No side effects. The only indication is sensitization of the body to the components of the drug.

However, electrophoresis contributes to the fact that ions accumulate the components of the drug in the inflamed area, so the therapeutic effect occurs almost immediately.

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Effect of electrophoresis on spinal hernia

This type of treatment effects on the body is one of the components of conservative treatment and can not be used as monotherapy in the exacerbation of the pathological process. As a rule, preparations for electrophoresis are:

The main reason for the development of tumors in the lumbar spine are problems with the spinal column. With the development of such a situation, a fibrous ring is displaced, which, in turn, contributes to the pinching of the nerve root and the aggravation of painful sensations. The use of electrophoresis in spinal hernia helps to reduce the manifestations of lumbodynia, improve the trophism of the damaged area through the use of additional drugs. The combined effect of novocaine and drugs helps to reduce pain and restore former motor activity in the spine.

When using aminophylline for electrophoresis, the damaged area receives additional thermal effects, thereby improving the digestibility of drugs.

Important! The use of this technique is suitable for all patients in combination with medical treatment, therapeutic exercises and systematic visits to the vertebrologist.

It should be noted that not all patients respond equally well to the introduction of aminophylline, and some simply refuse to use it. In this situation, you can use kapan - a new generation of plant-based drugs, which showed excellent results in clinical trials.

Features of the impact of the procedure on spinal hernia

When using complex conservative treatment of vertebral hernia, its main element is drug therapy. As a rule, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to begin with, the action of which is aimed at reducing the intensity of inflammation and pain. In addition, muscle relaxants and chondroprotectors are used in combination with vitamins.

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Only a specialist should carefully select the dosage of drugs when using electrophoresis for their administration. Therefore, the drugs of choice in this situation are Karipain and Karipazim. The components of these medicines do not have an indirect effect on the effectiveness of drug therapy. Their action is aimed at softening the cartilage tissue, due to which swelling decreases and the nerve root is released. This effect helps to reduce pain and prevent the development of further disorders in the mobility of intervertebral discs.

The essence of electrophoresis for spinal hernia

Electrophoresis in vertebral hernia affects all tissues of the body with the help of constant electromagnetic waves, together with the flow of pharmaceuticals through the dermis and the inner lining. The method is based on the fact that drugs enter the body through the intercellular structures, glands of external secretion in the form of differently charged ions.The main part of the medication is deposited in the epidermis - the upper layer of the skin, in the hypodermis - the subcutaneous fat layer, and slowly penetrates the bloodstream. This causes the long-term effect of the procedure.

During physiotherapy, the components of the drug accumulate as much as possible in the area of ​​pathology, because the hydrophilic pads with the medical preparation are applied directly to the affected area in the concentration of the drug above the dose administered by injection or oral route. In this regard, the effectiveness of the procedure is high. The advantage of this type of physiotherapy is that the medicine does not enter the stomach and intestines, as a result, the risk of side effects is reduced.

Electrophoresis has the following positive effects on the body:

  • reduces the intensity of inflammation,
  • reduces swelling
  • relieves pain
  • improves hemodynamics
  • relaxes muscles
  • stimulates the body's defense reactions.
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Electrophoresis for hernia of the lumbar spine is recommended in combination with medication and balneotherapy. The procedure can be applied in the following circumstances:

  • intervertebral disc displacement,
  • bruises, fractures, sprains,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • osteochondrosis,
  • rheumatoid arthritis.

Electrophoresis is recommended in combination with the main conservative therapy and is not used as a separate treatment for exacerbation of the pathological condition.


Electrophoresis in intervertebral hernia is performed in a physiotherapy room by a health worker. Appliances are manufactured for home use with their own rules of operation, which require careful observance. The classic version of the procedure is the percutaneous method. A special agent, prescribed by a doctor, is applied to one of the pads, and euphylline is applied to the other, which improves hemodynamics, relaxes smooth muscles and has a slight anesthetic effect.

The first gasket is connected to the "plus", and the second with aminophylline to the "minus", bring the electrodes and fix. Then turn on the device, slightly increase the amperage. A normal tingling sensation at the points of attachment of electrodes is considered normal. Soreness and burning cause the session to stop. For the procedure enough 9-15 minutes. Electrophoresis of the cervical spine, like lumbar, is performed every day or every other day.

In vertebral hernia, phonophoresis will be useful. This method of therapy is similar to electrophoresis, only pharmaceuticals are administered using ultrasound, not electrical current. Fabrics are affected by mechanical vibrations that have a frequency above 16 kHz. Waves have a massaging effect on cellular structures, penetrating 6 cm in depth. Phonophoresis accelerates cellular metabolism, local hemodynamics. Ultrasound reduces swelling, improves tissue regeneration. The active compounds penetrating during phonophoresis accumulate, forming a “depot”. Gradually from this storage they pass into the bloodstream.

What drugs are used?

Effective and popular electrophoresis with "Karipazim" with lumbar hernia. In addition, the pharmaceuticals, doctors prescribed in the treatment of the spinal column procedure with "Karipaina." “Karipazim” and “Karipain” are enzymatic products of plant origin. In combination with electrophoresis, enzyme medications exert high efficacy in combating various pathologies of the back. "Karipazim" with hernia of the spine smaller than 5 mm is prescribed by courses (1-3), the number of procedures is from 20 to 30. The interval between courses is 1.5-2 months.

After the end of complex therapy, you can do special therapeutic exercises or perform a complex of gymnastics to maintain muscle tone.

Electrophoresis in hip dysplasia in children

A feature of electrophoresis is the ability to use the procedure in children. This is achieved by the low content of the drug in the applied area.

This type of physiotherapy is widely used in pediatric orthopedics, even in infants, in the treatment of diseases such as:

  • Bone dysplasia.
  • Congenital dislocation of the hip.
  • Congenital disc herniation.
  • Birth injuries.
  • The violation of muscle tone.

To determine the possibility of the procedure should a pediatrician.

  • Relieves pain and swelling in the joints of arthritis and arthrosis
  • Restores joints and tissues, effective in osteochondrosis

Are there any contraindications?

As with any procedure, electrophoresis has contraindications:

  • hypertension,
  • skin diseases
  • ARVI with high fever,
  • any kind of neoplasm
  • presence of a pacemaker.

During electrophoresis with the use of drugs, side effects or serious complications are recorded extremely rarely. Sometimes there is an allergy to the used medical device, which is expressed by redness of the skin, rashes and swelling in the attachment points of the electrodes. With the abolition of the drug and taking antihistamines, the phenomena disappear.

Surgical treatment of lumbar hernia

How to take pain, pain exercises - all in his books.

The pain is well removed externally - Voltaren compresses with 25% Dimexidum solution (dilute pharmacy dimexide in water four times, pour one teaspoon on a napkin and spread it pretty with Voltaren, on a sore spot, on top of a plastic bag and wrap a scarf or wear an elastic belt , you can walk all day)

After the procedure, it is advised to use Papain-Active gel with papain, which, when rubbed, will help relieve inflammation, prolong the therapeutic properties of Karipazim.

The disk becomes more elastic

Karipazim has a very good anti-inflammatory property. Thanks to this drug, necrotic tissue splitting occurs, liquefaction of blood clots and viscous secretions also occurs.

When is the surgical treatment indicated?

Diseases of the back often trouble people after 40 years, but there are also young people with osteochondrosis or intervertebral hernia.

And when drug treatment does not bring results, experts talk about surgery, which provokes a large number of complications. But all is not lost.

A group of orthopedists and vertebrologists suggest their patients to use the Karipazim external remedy.

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Medical preparations used for electrophoresis

An external effect realized by stimulation with an electric current will not provide the desired result, therefore, to enhance the effect, medicines are used that eliminate the symptoms. Thanks to the active ingredients a positive effect on the cause of the pathology. As a result, it is possible not only to alleviate the condition, but also to stop the spreading of the protrusion of the pulposus nucleus.

Offered in the form of a lyophilized powder. The substance in this form is used to prepare the solution.

The main active compound is papain. The drug is not absorbed into the blood, so it will not have a negative impact on healthy areas of the integuments.

Principle of action: papain helps to break down the tissues, in the structure of which the necrotic process develops, cleans the wound surfaces, accelerates regeneration, promotes epithelialization of the skin. Karipazim is indicated for suppuration of various etiologies.

It is not used during pregnancy, lactation.

It is offered in the form of a lyophilized powder. The main active ingredients: papain, himopapain, lysozyme. The medicine is made from natural ingredients (papaya latex). It represents a group of proteolytic enzyme preparations.

Karipain is recommended for use in various pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, keloid scars.

The tool should not be used if the patient showed hypersensitivity to the active components, as well as during the exacerbation of inflammatory processes developing in the tissues. This drug is contraindicated in the sequestration of hernial protrusion and in cases where the separated hernia fragment is localized in the foraminal region.

During treatment, the symptoms often worsen, it happens between the 5th and 8th procedures, but this phenomenon is considered normal, and therapy is not stopped. Sometimes allergic reactions develop.

This is an anesthetic drug. The main active ingredient in the composition is procaine hydrochloride. During therapy, there is a violation of the generation and conduction of nerve impulses. Novocaine affects the intracellular processes: displaces calcium from cell membrane receptors, blocks the flow of sodium ions. The active substance in its composition helps to reduce muscle tension.

The drug is used to perform epidural, spinal anesthesia.

The indication for use is pain syndrome of different etiology. Novocaine is contraindicated in children (up to 18 years), with hypersensitivity to the active substance. This tool provokes the development of numerous side effects from various organs and systems.

The main active substance is aminophylline. It has a relaxing effect on soft tissues, improves the functioning of the intercostal muscles.

The result of treatment is a decrease in the tone of the blood vessels, the microcirculation is normalized, and the blood clot formation process slows down. Indications for use: violations of the heart, kidneys, respiratory system, ischemic stroke, which developed as a result of deterioration of blood circulation in the brain.

The disadvantage of the drug is a large number of contraindications: hypersensitivity to the active component, gastrointestinal tract pathology (gastritis, peptic ulcer), hyper or hypotension, liver and kidney dysfunction, epilepsy, stroke, age up to 12 years.

If a patient is older than 12 years, eufillin is not used along with taking ephedrine. The development of numerous side effects during therapy with this drug.

Features of the procedure

The effect achieved by electrophoresis can be obtained by using other methods of physiotherapy. To eliminate the symptoms of disc herniation, you can use:

  • Phonophoresis.
  • UHF
  • Paraffin applications.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Interstitial electromyostimulation.

All procedures have their own contraindications, such as oncological process and acute infectious pathology. To make a choice in favor of a particular technique should a qualified specialist

Electrophoresis in hernia is part of a conservative treatment regimen. Some drugs have an effect directly on the pathological protrusion. These include Karipazim, Karipain, Lidaza. Such tools are effective for osteochondrosis, hernias of the cervical, lumbar, thoracic, radiculitis, contractures, tunnel syndrome.

There are also tools that are used as an auxiliary measure (Novocain, Eufillin, etc.).

The method of external influence, based on stimulation by current, is contraindicated in some cases:

  • atherosclerosis,
  • violation of the integrity of the outer integument in areas where gaskets with electrodes are to be fixed,
  • education of benign and malignant nature,
  • fever,
  • disruption of the heart,
  • infectious diseases
  • systemic blood disorders
  • bleeding tendency,
  • gestation period
  • diseases of the integument.

As with any procedure, electrophoresis has contraindications:

  • hypertension,
  • skin diseases
  • ARVI with high fever,
  • any kind of neoplasm
  • presence of a pacemaker.

Only a doctor should prescribe this procedure, even the home procedure should be coordinated with the doctor. It is necessary to refuse electrophoresis with “Caripazim” in the presence of disk herniation, exacerbations of any inflammatory processes, high body temperature, diabetes mellitus (complex case), poor blood clotting, skin ailments, cancer problems, hypertension (2-4 degrees), atherosclerosis, idiosyncrasy of the drug, pregnancy and lactation period.

Electrophoresis with "Caripazim" in hernia, contraindications to which may include a tendency to allergic reactions, many doctors advise, since the symptoms can be removed with antihistamine drugs.

Galina, 43 years old, St. Petersburg

My doctor prescribed Karipain and Novocain during electrophoresis. The hernia tormented me for a long time, at different periods I used an anesthetic gel, ointment. At first, they helped, but as the hernia increased, the symptoms did not disappear. I had to wait a long time for the exacerbation to pass and it would be possible to move on to physiotherapy.

The fact that electrophoresis is good for hernia, I learned a long time, 10 years ago, when I was diagnosed. Since then periodically pass several courses.

The procedures have a lot of contraindications, and during pregnancy I was not treated in this way. The rest of the time the result was good.

It is only important to use other methods. My doctor prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs for exacerbations and chondroprotectors.

I also did gymnastics. But all this, except pills, can be done only after the aggravation passes.

Most of the opinions about this non-surgical hernia treatment can be divided into two ranges: a number of patients are delighted and include it in their arsenal of struggle with each episode of intervertebral hernia (they undergo procedures, release the nerve due to softening and thus improve their quality of life) .

Other patients experience bitterness of disappointment and waste of money, as there is no improvement after the procedure.

1 General description of the procedure

What is the essence of electrophoresis in vertebral hernia? This procedure implies the introduction of drugs through the skin using electric current.

Many love mistakenly assume that the procedure is extremely dangerous due to the effects of current. In fact, a special device is used that generates a current of weak power (but sufficient to transfer drugs to the body).

Therapeutic effects achieved by electrophoresis

The procedure is extremely common in medical institutions of the CIS countries, but is practically not used in Europe and the United States. Why? There, this therapeutic manipulation is considered ineffective.

If you rely on the reviews of the patients who underwent the procedure, it turns out that it helps every second or third. It turns out that a really healing effect, if there is, is low.
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1.1 What effect will electrophoresis have on hernia?

It is argued that the procedure can at least partially cure a hernia (reduce its size). In practice, this almost never happens.

Carrying out electrophoresis for hernias of the back

But in terms of symptomatic therapy, electrophoresis shows itself better (35-60% of patients talk about a decrease in the severity of the disease). This implies that the method, although it can be applied, but only together with other medical procedures.

What exactly can electrophoresis:

  • partially relieves pain
  • eliminates inflammation,
  • partially slows down the progress of the disease.

1.2 When can and when not to do?

For intervertebral hernia electrophoresis there are strict indications and contraindications.

Indications for electrophoresis for hernias of the back:

  1. The presence of pronounced pain syndrome, which is poorly arrested with the help of medications.
  2. The presence of medium and severe inflammatory processes in the tissues of the vertebral column and / or individual vertebrae.
  3. The presence of moderate fever on the background of hernia exacerbation, the exacerbation of the hernia itself (only early stages).

The device "flow" for electrophoresis

  • the presence of intolerance to drugs introduced into the body through the procedure (allergic reactions),
  • the presence of acute inflammatory processes in the area of ​​the back through which current will flow,
  • the last stage is intervertebral hernia, hernia sequestration and foraminal sequestration,
  • children's age (up to 15 years).

2 What drugs are used?

The most effective at the moment are three drugs:

  1. Euphyllinum - used to relieve muscle spasm of the back, enhances regional blood circulation, eliminates puffiness and inflammation with moderate effectiveness. Poor eliminates pain.
  2. Trypsin - utilizes from the injection site various half-life products (for example, fibrous formations on the background of inflammatory processes). It has quite a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
  3. Karipain - strengthens bone and cartilage tissues, protecting them from the development of inflammatory and destructive processes. Strengthens the regenerative and immune capabilities of the body (only locally), stabilizes the regional circulation.
  4. Karipazim The most common method. On the application of Caripazim for hernia can be read separately.

Preparations for electrophoresis with hernia of the back

The necessary drugs in each case are selected only by a doctor.
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3 How is electrophoresis done with spinal hernia?

How is electrophoresis done with hernias of the back? The procedure is carried out in stages after some preparation (a couple of days before it is carried out). Usually, electrophoresis for hernias of the back is performed by one doctor and one assistant.

The stages of electrophoresis in hernias:

  • the specialist adjusts the device that generates electric current, then fixes the wires with electrodes on the device,
  • the solution of the drug is applied in the center of the gauze strip, if necessary, pour another one or more medicines,
  • pads wetted with medicines are placed on the pathological focus of the back (the doctor will try to position them exactly in the center of the focus),
  • then the specialist fixes the black (negatively charged) electrodes to the gaskets,
  • the operator of the device for generating currents turns on the device and gradually (during the whole procedure) increases its power (thus eliminating any discomfort in the patient),
  • after completion of the procedure, the patient may be left for 15-30 minutes in the doctor's office to monitor his condition (although side effects during electrophoresis are extremely rare).

3.1 Where do and how much?

The electrophoresis procedure for spinal hernias can be performed either in private clinics or in public hospitals and clinics. In private hospitals, the procedure is very rare - it is replaced by more advanced and traditional methods of treatment.

Electrophoresis for Lumbar Hernia

The total cost of the procedure consists of two variables: the cost of the drugs being injected and the cost of the procedure itself. The cost of essential medicines (described above) averages 65 rubles.

The cost of the procedure depends on its type:

  • classical electrophoresis - 420 rubles,
  • phonophoresis for one zone - 470 rubles,
  • electrotherapy with the help of currents of Trebert - 435 rubles,
  • electrotherapy with the help of amplitude-modulated currents - 320 rubles.

3.3 How many procedures do I need to go through?

One electrophoresis procedure is not enough even to reduce the severity (in terms of symptoms) of an intervertebral hernia. Moreover, usually the first procedure is “sighting” at all: the specialist assesses the reaction of the patient’s body and, using the data obtained, adjusts the apparatus settings.

On average, 12 effective electrophoresis procedures are required for effective symptomatic treatment of spinal hernias. Each of them should be carried out with intervals of 1-2 days, not more. That is, ideally, you should take a course with the procedures every other day.

If there are no noticeable improvements to the 6-8 procedure, you should simply change the treatment tactics: electrophoresis is clearly ineffective in your case.

Caripazim Electrophoresis - A Method to Avoid Surgery

Electrophoresis - which of us is not familiar with this word since childhood? Colds, sinusitis, radiculitis, injuries and other diseases are successfully treated with this simple procedure. Its essence is in the creation of a small magnetic galvanic current, under the influence of which the necessary medications penetrate through the skin to the diseased organ.

Caripazim electrophoresis is used in the treatment of such diseases of the spine:

  • Osteochondrosis
  • Intervertebral hernia (especially Schmorl hernia)
  • Different types of arthrosis and arthritis

Under the influence of a small magnetic galvanic current, the drug caripazim penetrates through the skin to the hernia.

Caripazim Electrophoresis for Hernia Treatment

This technique was proposed more than 10 years ago by Professor V. Naidin. She immediately interested patients with its simplicity, accessibility and end result. And really, what do we see in advertising?

  1. Physiotherapy with electrophoresis is available to everyone: for it, it is unnecessary to have any special knowledge or high qualification
  2. Electrophoresis can be carried out independently at home: devices for electrophoresis are commercially available.
  3. Electrophoresis in many cases eliminates the hernia surgery.

How does physiotherapy occur in the intervertebral hernia using electrophoresis with karyripazimom?

Karipazim is a modern enzyme based on dietary supplements:
Chymopapain, proteinase, papain and lysocin

Karipazim is a modern enzyme agent for the treatment of intervertebral hernia, based on dietary supplements

These enzymes are obtained from the extract of the fruits of the melon tree - papaya. They possess high proteolytic, mucolytic and anti-inflammatory properties and, penetrating to the hernia, have the following actions:

  • Softens the cartilage of the vertebrae
  • By increasing the secretion of collagen contribute to the scarring of damaged fibers of the intervertebral disc and restore its elastic properties
  • They have anti-inflammatory effects.

Thanks to such “life-giving” actions of caripazim, it is possible to reduce the size of the hernia, releasing the nerve, relieving inflammation and pain.

Video: Caripazim Electrophoresis

Karipazim looks like a white powder. Before an electrophoresis session, it is diluted in 10 ml of saline, where 2 to 3 drops of Dimexide are added to enhance the therapeutic effect.
The optimal temperature at which the drug effect occurs is 37 С.

How is the electrophoresis with caripazim

The procedure itself is as follows:

  1. The device with the galvanic current is connected to the wires with the electrodes:
    • red wires - positive pole
    • black - negative
  2. Karipazim is poured into the center of the water soaked in 37-degree water and the gasket covered with filter paper.
  3. This pad is placed on the diseased spine. Positive (red) electrodes are connected to it.
  4. On the other two pads prepared in the same way, pour aminophylline.Euphyllinum, due to its vasodilating properties, improves blood circulation and accelerates the delivery of the drug to the hernia
  5. These pads are placed below on either side of the spine, or on the thighs:
    • if electrophoresis with caripazim is performed on the cervical or thoracic region, then gaskets with aminophylline are placed on the lower back
    • if the procedure is carried out on the lumbar region - the pads are put on the hips

Negative (black) electrodes are connected to gaskets with aminophylline.

  • During the electrophoresis session, the current gradually increases.
  • Of course, in one-two sessions, no therapeutic effect will come, Therefore, we need not several sessions, but many:

    20-30 electrophoresis sessions for one course

    It is usually recommended to take three courses with a break between one and two months.

    A gasket impregnated with caripazim with positive electrodes connected is placed on the sore section.

    Reviews of treatment with caripazim

    Reviews of this method of treatment are very diverse:

    • Someone delighted with him and with each new hernia attack refers only to him.
    • Someone with disappointment states: a whole month went to electrophoresis procedures, and the hernia after that did not diminish a millimeter.

    What to do, and who to believe?

    1. As a rule, no feedback - neither positive nor negative can be taken unconditionally, since they can be subjective.
    2. Secondly, the psychology of people is such that they do not like to wait long for the result and strive to get it as quickly as possible and the whole rhinestone.
      But many techniques are designed for the long sifting of tons of useless rock, before you get a grain of gold. So it turns out a hasty joy, when suddenly right from the very first efforts, luck, and vice versa, despondency, if the efforts are very long (in the opinion of people) are in vain

    Thirdly, in search of a way out, you should not rely on someone else's reviews, but on the full knowledge of what this hernia treatment is and what the consequences may be after it

    After all, there is no single method without restrictions and possible consequences. Of course, it also has electrophoresis.

    Limitations of Caripazim Electrophoresis

    Treatment is ineffective for:

    • Hernia in late stage
    • Sequestered Hernia

    • Oncological diseases
    • Infectious processes in the acute stage
    • Heart and kidney failure
    • Damaged skin surface in areas to which current will be supplied
    • Allergy to caripazim

    Treat any treatment method critically

    It is very important to purchase genuine high-quality medicine, because, unfortunately, there are a lot of fakes on the pharmaceutical market.

    Be careful and healthy!

    Video: Conducting electrophoresis with karypazimom using the apparatus Elfor-prof

    Treatment of intervertebral hernia with caripazime

    Karipazim - a new highly effective drug that is used in traumatology, orthopedics and neurosurgery. Especially effective drug for osteochondrosis and radiculitis. Also, the drug is used for hernia Schmorl, shoulder-blade periarthritis, tunnel syndromes and neuritis of the facial nerve. Treatment of intervertebral hernia with caripazime has shown good results in neurosurgical practice.

    Karipazim is a proteolytic enzyme preparation of plant origin. It is obtained from raw papaya (melon tree). Its solution is used in the form of a lyophilized powder having a white color. The unit of activity is expressed according to the classification of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, according to which 100 mg equals 350 Fip-PE.

    The composition and pharmacological properties of the drug

    As part of the preparation, the main substances are three proteolytic enzymes: Himopapain, Proteinase and Papain, as well as the mucolytic enzyme Lysocin, containing sulfhydryl groups.The drug has a proteolytic and anti-inflammatory effect, the optimum environmental conditions at the same time pH 5-7 and a temperature of 37 ° C.

    How does karypazim with intervertebral hernia?

    The treatment of hernia of the spine with caripazim has been used for more than ten years. The doctor of medical sciences, professor V.P. Naidin, who worked as the head of the Department of Neurorehabilitation at the NN Neurosurgery Research Institute. Burdenko. Under the influence of the drug, the hernia becomes more elastic, the cartilage tissue softens, and the strangulated nerve roots are released. Karipazim stimulates regeneration processes in the tissues of the spine, while the cell composition is updated. Intervertebral discs become stronger and more resilient.

    With the simultaneous use of turpentine baths "Yantarny" and "Pearl" using the technology of Zalmanov A.S. and special gymnastic exercises to improve joint mobility; the therapeutic effect is enhanced many times over.

    How to apply karypazim?

    The drug is administered by electrophoresis, and only from the positive pole. The solution is prepared immediately before the procedure at the rate of 10 ml of saline solution per 1 vial of the preparation. To enhance the effect, add one drop of Dimexide. An electrode with karypazim is usually applied to the neck, and an electrode with a 2.4% solution of aminophylline is applied to the back, shoulders, or hips. Gasket temperature should be in the range of 37-39 ° Celsius. The duration of the procedure is 10-20 minutes. After it is recommended to rub into the spine gel "Papain - Active", which also contains the active substance - Papain. This gel has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, is able to prolong the effect of electrophoresis and create the prerequisites for a quiet deep sleep.

    Three courses of 20-30 procedures are usually assigned. The allowable break between treatments is one day. Treatment is repeated after 30-60 days.

    Straw for sick

    For many patients suffering from herniated discs, caripazim became the very straw that saved surgery from the despair. The method proved to be effective in 85% of neglected cases, and in 45% of patients with neurological symptoms, it allowed to avoid surgical treatment.

    For all these diseases, electrophoresis of the spine and joints can be prescribed as part of a combination therapy or rehabilitation after surgery, as well as an independent medical procedure. They are widely used for electrophoresis of the cervical or other sites, such drugs as magnesia, aminophylline, caripazim, caripain, etc. It should be used only on prescription, taking into account all contraindications and strictly observing the dosage.

    Electrophoresis in the treatment of osteochondrosis

    Osteochondrosis is a fairly common disease today. It is expressed in the lesion of cartilaginous discs located between the vertebrae, which can lead to intervertebral hernia - a rather serious condition in which the cartilage is displaced from its place and squeezes the spinal cord. It can develop on any part of the spine, but osteochondrosis of the cervical region is most common.

    Electrophoresis of the spine in this case allows you to remove pain, improve blood supply to tissues, especially cartilage, through the use of solutions with novocaine, aminophylline or magnesium sulphate. Due to the complex effects of the chemical and electric current, pain is reduced, mobility is restored.

    This is exactly the case when the appointment of electrophoresis is combined with the intake of other drugs, massage, including manual exercise for the cervical, physical therapy.And since the solution with aminophylline should have a body temperature, tissue heating also occurs during electrophoresis, which also increases the effectiveness of the procedure.

    For those who fundamentally do not accept treatment with potent drugs, or have individual intolerance to aminophylline, for the treatment it is worth using a different drug - caripain. Herbal medicine of a new generation, the treatment method for which was developed in Moscow, karipain showed good results in the treatment of osteochondrosis. It has been applied for more than ten years. Reviews of doctors and patients indicate the effectiveness of the use of caripain for electrophoresis. To reduce the manifestations of osteochondrosis, one course from 20-30 procedures is enough.

    Electrotherapy for hernia between vertebrae

    Intervertebral hernia is considered one of the most complex diseases of the spine, regardless of where it is located.

    Hernia of the cervical spine is no less dangerous than the lumbar or thoracic. With a hernia, the resultant displacement of the cartilaginous pads into the canal of the spinal cord causes swelling and then inflammation of the adjacent tissues, which is accompanied by pain and limited mobility. This is often read: The main apparatus for electrophoresis

    Despite the seriousness of the disease, the treatment is still provided by the conservative. The leading role in this belongs to physiotherapy, in particular, electrophoresis of the cervical spine. For its use, caripain is used, which can be replaced by caripazim by the recommendation of a physician. Electrophoresis and these substances soften the cartilage, which, with an intervertebral hernia, allows to release the strangulated nerve endings. As a result, the pain disappears, mobility of the cervical spine is restored.

    The course of treatment with karypazimom provides for up to three cycles of electrophoresis procedures, the number of sessions in which can be from ten to thirty, depending on the severity of the condition. The same requirements for the number and cyclical nature of the procedures are imposed if caripain is used as a medicine.

    Technique for Caripazim or Caripain

    For carrying out electrophoresis with these preparations, general electrophoresis techniques are used. One electrode is located on the cervical spine, and the second - on the lumbar. As a rule, caripain and caripazim are injected from the anode, but the method of administration from both electrodes is most often used, which increases the amount of drug injected and the treatment area.

    For physiotherapy, caripain is released as a dry balm, which immediately before the procedure, when electrophoresis is started, is diluted with saline or distilled water. Dimexide is added to this solution as a solvent and, sometimes, aminophylline.

    But more often, co-administration of caripain with aminophylline from different poles is practiced. The duration of the procedure can reach twenty minutes, and the current strength gradually increases during the session.

    It is worth remembering that karipain, like all drugs, can cause allergic reactions, even when using such a gentle method as electrophoresis. Therefore, the appointment of the drug and the procedure is carried out only on the recommendation of a doctor. In addition, karyapain designed exclusively for external use.

    Does the treatment of hernia of the lumbar spine help with treatment? Of course, if the classes go right.

    Some important features

    As is known, a hernia of the lumbar spine is a rupture of the fibrous ring that surrounds the intervertebral discs. Treatment of this disease does not always require surgical intervention. Sometimes it is enough just to do the exercises for herniated lumbar spine.

    Factors that can cause a hernia to happen can be:

    1. Excessive or, conversely, extremely low mobility.
    2. Work that requires constant seating.
    3. Large loads on the spine.
    4. Various injuries or surgeries.
    5. A variety of changes that occur with age.

    The main symptoms of having a lower back hernia:

    • severe pain in the lumbar region,
    • rapid tiredness when walking or sitting
    • as the affected area grows, the pain becomes constant and spreads to the legs,
    • it may happen that a hard and dense tumor forms in the lumbar region,
    • movements of the back and limbs are limited, spinal curvature develops,
    • legs are numb

    If the first symptoms of this disease are already noticeable, then it is necessary to undertake some methods of preventing the spread of a hernia. When sedentary work, it is recommended to charge every hour. It is necessary to perform a certain set of exercises, which are recommended for intervertebral hernia.

    Hernia treatment should be started without delay. If you respond to certain symptoms in time, then you can do without surgical intervention, and just hold a conservative treatment. It includes physiotherapy, manual therapy and fitness.

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    Therapeutic Exercise Rules

    Physical therapy for intervertebral hernia has two objectives. The first is to strengthen the muscles of the back in order to remove excessive tension, which serves to prevent the progression of the disease. The second is to relieve muscle spasms, which are considered the defense of the body in the acute period. This spasm does not benefit, because by itself it does not go away, but leads to subsequent violations of posture.

    The main rule of physical therapy is that gymnastics should not cause pain. If any of the exercises causes unpleasant pain, it is worth a little to reduce its intensity. If it didn’t help to remove the pain, you simply need to stop doing this exercise. In order to engage in physical therapy, you need to allocate about half an hour a day.

    A set of exercises should contain fairly simple exercises that involve stretching, flexing and stretching the spine. All exercises should be performed at a slow pace to allow the muscles to warm up.

    For each person it is necessary to choose an individual complex so that gymnastics will bring the desired result.

    It is necessary to start exercise therapy only when the pain sensations stop bothering the patient. When the set of exercises is selected, you need to track the state, avoiding discomfort in the lumbar region. The first stage of gymnastics should be aimed at "twisting" the torso. You can not jump, prevent shocks or stabs in the back. The whole set of exercises is necessary to stretch for a whole day and exercise therapy at different times. Increase the load on the spine is neatly and gradually.

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    Standard set of exercises

    Those who already have a lumbar spine hernia should perform a set of standard exercises for all. They have a good effect on the treatment process. This complex has two main objectives: to strengthen the spine and train the spinal muscles.

    1. It is necessary to lie on your back, arms should be in an extended position along the body, legs should be half-bent at the knee joints. It is necessary to maximize the muscles on the abdomen. Breathing during tension of the muscles can not be delayed. Hands can control the degree of tension of the abdominal muscles. You need to repeat the exercise approximately fifteen times.
    2. It is necessary to lie on your back, arms should be in an extended position along the body. Legs must be straight. Leaving the legs in the starting position, it is necessary to slightly raise the torso. In such a raised position, the body should be about ten seconds.After that, return to the starting position, that is, lie on your back. The interval between lifting the torso should be ten seconds. You need to complete about fifteen approaches.
    3. You need to lie on your back. The legs should be bent at the knees, one hand should be on the patella of the opposite leg. The right hand must perform resistance to bend the left leg. The force should be applied for about ten seconds, after which the torso returns to its original position. For each arm and leg, you need to do ten repetitions. The break between exercises should be fifteen seconds. During these breaks it is necessary to relax all the muscles as much as possible.

    Additional exercises

    Here are some other exercises that are considered standard and are recommended for the treatment of hernia.

    1. It is necessary to lie on your back, arms should be in an extended position along the body. Under the part of the body, which is slightly below the back, you can put a small pillow. It is necessary to press on the floor at the same time with palms, buttocks, heels, shoulder blades, nape and waist. Keep the torso in such a tense state takes seven seconds. Breathing is smooth. Repeat five times with intervals of ten seconds. The loin must be pressed to the floor.
    2. It is necessary to lie on your back, arms should be in an extended position along the body. When inhaling, you need to pull your arms straight behind your head, and your socks over you. The loin must be pressed against the floor. On the exhale, the body relaxes. You must perform three repetitions.
    3. It is necessary to lie on your back, arms should be in an extended position along the body. Legs bend at the knee joints. Put one hand on the other and put your hands on the thigh, the leg should resist. You can not take your head off the floor. The tense state should last seven seconds, relaxed ten seconds. Each leg should be used three times.
    4. It is necessary to lie on the stomach. Put the palm on the other hand, bend the arms in the elbows and place the palms under the forehead. The feet with the whole back should lie on the floor. Counting from one to five, you need to raise your right leg and pull the sock on yourself. In this case, the muscles on the left side of the waist tighten. It is necessary that the pelvis was fully pressed to the floor and not rolled in different directions. On the exhale, return to the starting position. Eight repetitions must be done with each leg.
    5. It is necessary to sit on the heels of the buttocks, arms stretched out in front of him at shoulder width. The palm must be put on the floor. Pull the hands on the floor as far as possible, the back should be rounded, but the buttocks from the heels can not be torn off. The neck should be in a relaxed position, head down. At the same time the loin is perfectly stretched. Socks on the floor should not rest.

    Non-standard exercises for hernia of the lumbar spine

    To finally overcome a hernia, you can use several non-standard exercises for lumbar hernia.

    For example, you need to lie on your back, stretch your hands while inhaling behind your head, and pull your toes as hard as possible towards you. The loin is pressed against the floor. On the exhale, you need to relax, and leave your hands behind your head, palms look up. It is necessary to commit three repetitions.

    If you do all the exercises correctly, monitor your condition, then the hernia of the lumbar spine will soon leave you. It is just necessary to start practicing physical therapy in time to avoid surgery, which carries a risk to human health.

    Features and essence of the procedure

    Electrophoresis is a medical procedure during which a small impulse of galvanic current is sent to a sore spot.The electrode penetrates through the skin surface and delivers a medicinal product to the inflamed nidus. This may be Karipazim, Dimexide, Magnesia, Eufillin and Karipain.

    The advantages of this treatment are the following effects:

    • this treatment method is considered absolutely safe,
    • after the first session comes relief and pain relief,
    • the patient gets a quick therapeutic effect
    • additional stimulation of the entire affected area occurs.

    Electrophoresis with Caripazim is one of the effective ways to treat a hernia. Such a technique was developed by Professor Naidyny many years ago.

    This medicine is created on the basis of the most beneficial dietary supplements. It is a white powder, and its enzymes are extracted from the extract of the fruit of such an exotic fruit as papaya. They have many medicinal properties, among which anti-inflammatory and mucolytic actions are especially valuable.

    As a result, you can achieve the following results:

    1. Vertebral cartilage tissues soften.
    2. The production of own collagen is stimulated, and this promotes the healing of the fibers of the intervertebral disk, promoting recovery and its elasticity.
    3. The existing inflammatory process is blocked and stopped.

    Due to all this, the size of the hernia becomes smaller, the pain disappears, the nerve endings relax. Active substances accumulate in the inflammation, which allows them to immediately have a positive effect on all pathological areas of the spine.

    At the same time, the substances used do not pass through the digestive organs, thus avoiding the toxic effect on the internal system of the body..

    In order to then restore the mobility of cartilage joints, electrophoresis is carried out using novocaine, which is diluted with other auxiliary preparations.

    This method of treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. The drug helps to saturate the weak cartilage tissue with oxygen and trace elements, accelerate blood flow, block the occurrence of painful spasms and completely eliminate muscle spasms.

    Electrophoresis with Euphyllin helps to improve the susceptibility of the organism to drugs and has a warming effect on the lumbar hernia.

    And Karipazim allows to soften the cartilage tissue and release the clamped nerve, which subsequently leads to the complete restoration of the lost or reduced mobility.

    Description of the procedure

    The electrophoresis procedure is as follows:

    1. Wires (black and red) with electrodes passing through them are connected to the device, which produces a galvanic current.
    2. Then the middle, laid out with a gasket and covered with filter paper, is moistened with water and filled with medicine.
    3. Such a lining is placed on the diseased part of the intervertebral hernia. And at this moment red electrodes are connected.
    4. The other two pads are poured another drug, which is called “aminophylline”. It dilates blood vessels, improves blood circulation and accelerates the process of medication to the hernia.
    5. These pads are located on the human body just below the spine on both sides, closer to the thighs. And at this moment black (negative) electrodes are already connected.
    6. During the procedure, the current supply gradually increases.

    Naturally, in one or two sessions immediately get a tangible therapeutic effect will not work, especially if the hernia of the lumbar spine has acquired a neglected form. For full recovery you will need to complete a course consisting of 30 sessions..

    In some cases, after one course it is recommended to take a two-month break, then repeat the treatment.

    Contraindications to such a procedure

    Hernia treatment by electrophoresis is not indicated in the following cases:

    • in the presence of cancer,
    • with the flow of infectious processes in the body, which are acute,
    • in renal and heart failure,
    • if a person has allergic reactions to the drugs used,
    • when there are wounds and deep cuts on the parts of the body to which the gasket with the electrodes is applied.

    As for allergy to Caripazim, it occurs in rare cases. Most often this happens in people with individual intolerance to extracts of exotic fruits.

    To understand that we are talking about such a reaction, you can itch the skin and a sharp increase in temperature. In this case, you need to wash the drug from the surface of the body, and smear the treated area with hydrocortisone ointment.

    In conclusion

    With a disease such as lumbar spine hernia, one of the fastest and most effective methods of treatment is the use of electrophoresis with the use of drugs.

    During the procedure, the patient does not experience discomfort. However, this method has its contraindications, which should be read before choosing it to get rid of the inflammatory processes.

    Watch the video: Most Important Exercise to Help Pinched Nerve and Neck Pain Dr. Mandell (March 2020).