Osteochondrosis in the chest area

The thoracic spine has a peculiarity - the ribs join it. Therefore, it is less mobile than the neck and lower back. Therefore, osteonecrosis in the thoracic region is less developed, according to the principle: "less mobility - less wear". But it is less developed - this does not mean that it flows easier. And it really is. It's about chest pain. Because the pain area of the thoracic spine coincides with that of the heart, symptoms are often confused with angina or a heart attack. No wonder when they talk about thoracic osteonecrosis that it is "chameleon". After all, he can pretend not only to have heart disease, but also lung, liver, stomach, gallbladder or pancreatic disease. And here, you cannot mistake and ignore a heart attack or another serious disease, such as mammary gland disease in women. Mistakes like this will cost dearly, even if it does work out in the end. After all, this can "push" a person into a state of serious stress. That is why it is very important to find an experienced and knowledgeable doctor who will understand everything and differentiate the symptoms of thoracic osteosarcoma from other conditions. Symptoms of thoracic osteonecrosis are generally divided into two categories - lenticular and reflexive.

Lenticular symptoms

They arise from impact on the nerves that exit the spine.

spinal nerves

spinal nerves

There are many nerves that come out of the spine. These are called spinal nerves. Each such nerve gradually branches and follows a certain region of the body with well-defined boundaries. This area is called the segmental intrinsic region. Each vertebra, disc, nerve, and region is numbered accordingly. If a nerve is affected, symptoms will appear in the region of the inner segment corresponding to this nerve, and not just anywhere - in an arbitrary place.

Basic symptoms include:

  • Decrease or loss of reflexes;
  • Violation of sensitivity;
  • muscle weakness;
  • Bone marrow pain.

Inner regions of the thoracic segments

Osteonecrosis D1 – D2- causes shoulder, collarbone and armpit pain.

medial regions of the thoracic segments

Osteochondrosis D3 – D6- Causes pain, spasms in the upper part of the ribcage. Simulate heart pain, angina. In women, it causes pain in the mammary glands.

Osteonecrosis D7 – D8- causes low back pain at the level of the solar plexus. Simulate pain in the stomach, liver, gallbladder or pancreas. Decreased upper abdominal reflex.

Osteonecrosis D9 – D10- Causes pain in the lower abdomen and upper abdomen. Sometimes it mimics the so-called "acute" abdomen - a sharp pain in the abdomen. Decreased mid-abdominal reflex.

Osteonecrosis D11 – D12- causes pain in the groin area. Simulate pain in female diseases, appendicitis, intestinal diseases. Reduces lower abdominal reflexes.

Reflex symptoms

Unlike lenticular, reflex symptoms do not have well-defined boundaries. These can be: shortness of breath, lack of air, pain when inhaling - exhaling, chills and "goosebumps", intercostal neuralgia, chest pain. Indigestion is often noted - worsening of appetite, nausea, heartburn, bloating and stool disturbances. Due to the pain, sleep is disturbed, insomnia, and the feeling of not getting enough sleep. It is very difficult to move around, especially in the morning. Coordination of movements is disturbed - this is reflected in the gait. Weaknesses, general weaknesses. Violation in the field of sex. Irritability. Fast fat. There are different types of pain. Feeling of pain in the chest. Pain between shoulder blades. Pain in the lower abdomen. Pain when raising hands. Pain when bending over or trying to stand upright. Pain between shoulder blades. In general, pain in thoracic osteonecrosis can be divided into two categories.

BackacheModerately persistent pain markedly in the back and chest with periods of intensification and attenuation.

Dorsago- Acute "lumbar" pain in this area.

  • The symptoms of thoracic osteonecrosis depend on the stage of the osteonecrosis.
  • They are aggravated by bending over or trying to stand upright.
  • Symptoms usually appear after the age of 35-45 years.
  • It occurs in women about 3 times more often than in men.

Of course, you notice that the lens symptoms are well defined, and the reflex symptoms are very faint and nonspecific. And as you know, everything without a clear definition serves as a convenient cover for career impotence. This applies, among other things, to reflex symptoms, and a favorite concept among doctors is "age-related changes". Surely many of you are familiar with situations where doctors explain problems using "reflexive" or "age-related" procedures. Most people at such times rightly believe that the doctor simply cannot figure out what is going on and is trying to cover his incompetence in the fog of "this magic word".

There was a time when there was a popular saying: "Every accident has a name, surname and position". Each disease has its own unique symptoms. And it is the doctor's duty to know them clearly. And then there will be no need to let fog and blame osteonecrosis of the thoracic region for everything. Now you understand the importance of finding a doctor with experience and knowledge. Both an accurate diagnosis and a good outcome of treatment will depend on this.

Diagnosis is the key to proper treatment

To date, there are several methods of hardware diagnosis of osteonecrosis by hardware. The most accurate of these are MRI and CT. But the main method remains clinical diagnosis - this is when an experienced doctor compares data from at least three sources - from the patient's complaints, the MRI results and the symptoms revealed by him in theexamination process. This allows you to make the most accurate diagnosis and create an effective individualized treatment program.

The treatment

As you understand, osteonecrosis is a real "bundle" of symptoms that, if cleared up, will save you from pain and anguish. But it is not possible to eliminate changes in the vertebrae and discs. Therefore, the two words "bone necrosis treatment" must be understood correctly. If you are interested in getting rid of pain and other suffering, yes - it is quite possible. And if you conduct an academic discussion on the subject of returning the vertebrae and discs to their original appearance, "like a newborn baby, " no, the past cannot be returned. You need to be realistic, and then you won't fall prey to scammers.

Do not fall for the bait of scammers!

The vertebrae and discs cannot be returned to their original state!

What is the main treatment?

Soft manual therapy is the mainstay of treatment for thoracic osteonecrosis. It's like an antibiotic for pneumonia - you can't go without it. Others - massage, medication, physiotherapy and exercise - are auxiliary.

How does gentle manual therapy work?

The nutrition of the intervertebral discs is directly related to the muscles that surround the spine. In addition, the back muscles are also one of the causes of pain caused by osteochondrosis in the thoracic region. Manual soft therapy is a special method that allows you to return the muscles to their natural physiology, eliminate spasms, clamp muscles and improve disc nutrition.

The discs are the only part of the body that does not have blood vessels and is nourished by the normal functioning of the muscles.

In addition, when treating with the help of hands, the chiropractor:

  • remove the load from the affected vertebrae and discs and distribute it correctly;
  • relax the muscles and help them return to normal;


  • save the patient from forceps;
  • improved disk power;
  • restore the motor functions of the body;
  • normalizes blood circulation.

Manual impact will mobilize the body's internal force and initiate the self-healing mechanism.

The treatment is absolutely safe.


To avoid recurrence, create comfortable conditions for yourself when sleeping and working. Monitor your weight and proper nutrition. Maintain your physical activity. But the main thing is not to neglect your health and not save on it. Don't let things pass. After recovering, try to do at least one gentle manual therapy maintenance session every three to six months - this will reduce risk factors. Don't forget, the process of bone necrosis is neglected leading to complications of bulging eyes and disc herniation. Remember: your health, first of all, you need!

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