Causes, symptoms and diagnosis of diffuse degenerative disc disease

Diffuse degenerative disc disease – a disease that is difficult to treat, as it can be observed many changes in all organs and tissues. Pain syndromes in patients individual. They depend on the prevailing level of the pathological process. So, when degenerative changes in the cervical spine are observed soreness between the shoulder blades and the back of his head.

Osteochondrosis of the thoracic causes of cardiac pain and many disorders in the internal organs of the chest and abdominal cavity.

Degenerative changes of the lumbar spine affect the pelvis and lower limbs.

diffuse degenerative disc disease

In the evaluation of the clinical picture in patients with degenerative disc disease neurologists distinguish 3 groups of syndromes: pain, tactile and paralytic.

Pain characteristic of all types of diseases of the spine. It can be acute or chronic, aching, and diffuse.

Tactile symptoms – loss of pain and temperature sensitivity in certain areas of the body. Localization of pathology may indirectly indicate the location of the source of the disease in the spinal column.

Paralysis symptoms – the most serious complication, leading to disability. They occur when severe impairment of spinal nerves.

Types of localizations of the disease

Diffuse changes in the cervical spine are of a chronic nature. They manifest pain in the neck that may radiate into the upper limb, the head.

Over time may develop dizziness due to compression of the vertebral artery. 20% of patients with this disease occurs dizziness, flickering "front sights" before eyes. 5% of observed attacks of loss of consciousness when a sharp turn of the head.

breast Diffuse degeneration of the spinal column leads to an increase in frequency of breathing and increase the speed of the heartbeat. On this background of a person often, pain in the chest, resembling angina (lack of oxygen the heart muscle). Correct diagnosis helps no changes on electrocardiogram and x-rays of the thoracic spine.

Lumbar osteochondrosis may be accompanied by degenerative-dystrophic changes of intervertebral disks. Its development is caused by excessive dynamic or static loading, the recurrence of abdominal pain.

On the background pathology of the intervertebral discs gradually lose their elasticity. This leads to the fact that progressively chronic or nagging pain in humans will cause "cross".

As a rule, severe pain in the lumbar region and causes a person to seek medical attention. After performing x-rays of the spine, magnetic resonance or computed tomography manages to put the diagnosis of diffuse degenerative disc disease, which suggests that time is lost and now the man can hardly help to get rid of the disease completely.

Symptoms of lesions of the spine