Legs and spine is the basis of the musculoskeletal system which provides man the freedom of independent movement in space. The muscles and ligaments of the lower limbs "managed" through a complex system of innervation, which includes radicular nerves spinal cord, cerebellum and hypothalamus. For the basic equilibrium, stability in vertical position and orienteering performs its functions vestibular apparatus. Here's a complex system, at any pathology which may develop partial or complete inability to walk the next day.
If there is pain in the spine and radiates to the leg, should be sent to reception to spina. This condition can lead to the development of dystrophy and atrophy of muscle of lower extremities. Below we will understand how the human spine and legs intertwined, and it becomes quite clear that the degenerative disc disease of the lumbosacral is not just a constant pain in the lower back. This is a potential threat to the health of all the tissues of the lower extremities.
If you have a sore spine and travels to the legs, we are inviting you right now to call our clinic for manual therapy and an appointment with a skilled neurologist or spina. The first consultation is absolutely free. Do not miss your chance to get the most complete and accurate information about the current state of your musculoskeletal system.
The spine and leg muscles (thigh, Shin, foot and fingers)
The spine is the center conductor of nerve impulses from different parts of the body to the brain and back. Thus, you manage your life. The loss of this path of conduction of impulses is disturbed the activity and function.
The spine and muscles of legs are connected by two types of axons (nerve tissue). The first half is responsible for the transfer of sensitivity from the muscular structure into the spinal cord. Second – for the transmission of motor impulses from the cerebral centre to the muscles. In the first case, the Central nervous system receives information about the impact on the muscles of the external environment factors. In the second case, sent a team to make a reduction or relaxation with the goal of the movement.
A simple example is as follows:
- to the surface of the skin touches a hot object;
- the brain sends a signal about it on sensitive types of axons;
- cerebral structure instantly analyze the irritant factor, and if the temperature is not acceptable to preserve the integrity of the epidermis, it sends a response signal;
- on the propulsion types of axons to myocytes in the impulse arrives, which causes them to move for a sharp diversion in direction of the body part, which is determined by negative thermal effects.
Such pulses are applied to the foot, ankle, thigh, fingers. All the muscle structures are subject to similar mechanism of interaction with the Central nervous system in the mediation of spinal structures, including the radicular nerves.
Similarly linked toes and spine, therefore, osteochondrosis and its complications patients feel numbness, pain, feeling of cold in the distal stop.
And this is only half the trouble. The fact that the innervation includes not only the muscles. It regulates the functionality of the vascular wall. Approximately 70% of cases of varicose veins of the lower extremities is directly related to the violation of innervation and chronic degenerative processes that occur in the lumbosacral spine. Varices is a direct consequence of the duration of the current low back pain.
Another threatening complication becomes atherosclerosis of the arteries and arterioles of the lower extremities and obliterating endarteritis. These diseases often lead to forced amputations of the lower extremities. The person becomes permanently disabled.
So, it's enough time to pay attention to initial signs in the form of pains in the legs, numbness, circulatory disorders, exprimitur in swelling, heaviness, paleness of the skin and t.. d.
Pain with hernia of the spine in the legs
Appeared pain in the spine and legs is a reason to urgently see a doctor and to conduct a full examination. Often found hernia of the spine and pain in the legs, and these two States are interrelated.
When the hernial deformation of the intervertebral disc occur the following degenerative changes:
- breaks down the process of flow of fluid through the diffuse exchange in the structure of the fibrous cartilage ring of the disc;
- dehydration leads to the appearance of microscopic cracks on its surface;
- there is a loss of elasticity and firmness;
- fibrous ring loses its ability to retain its shape and is starting to "sink", to lose its physiological height;
- this increases the surface area of disc in contact with bone structures located on the top and bottom of the vertebral bodies;
- due to the increased pressure begins the process of deformation of the inner core let;
- it gives excessive moisture fibrosum rings and reduced in size;
- becomes less elastic and easily under positive pressure from the outer side slips into a microscopic crack in the fibrous ring.
Thus is formed the primary disc herniation. Its size may be only 2-3 mm. But at this stage his appearance hernia gives strong pain. Literally restringunt leg muscles. The patient feels muscle weakness, he has a feeling that the lower limbs do not obey him. There is a precarious situation while trying to stay on his feet.
In that state, if not treated, the hernia grows in size and it can happen carbonis sequestrationem. In this situation, the patient will shows emergency surgery, as long disturbed innervation in the lumbar-sacral region of the spine leads to total dysfunction of the abdomen scarlet, they of the pelvis. Affects not only the legs but also the intestine (no emptying), bladder (patient can't urinate), gall bladder, stomach, etc.
Hernia of the spine, legs and numbness: what to do?
The first thing to do if you have sore feet and spine, is to seek medical help. In this situation you can seek the assistance of local therapist or subject to availability to a neurologist. But the trouble is that these specialists provide only symptomatic treatment of such diseases.
The patient will be appointed anti-inflammatory therapy. It will relieve the pain and even allow you to start again to feel normal. But on the hernia (if any) it will have absolutely no influence. So, when accidental movement may even occur independent reduction of hernial protrusion. However, in the absence of effective treatment aimed at the restoration of the integrity of the annulus by the return of normal diffusive exchange between muscle and cartilage tissue, a miracle will happen. Just a few weeks or even days after the course of treatment prescribed by the practitioner, the attack can be repeated again and with a vengeance.
Much more effectively, if the hernia of the spine and legs to seek help from the guidance of the therapist. This specialist to carry out the present treatment aimed to eliminate the causes of discomfort. Here do not use any pharmaceutical drugs as they do more harm than good.
If patient presents with spinal hernia and numbness of the legs, it is likely that there has been a marked compression of the sciatic nerve. In order to resolve it, enough to spend a few sessions tractu traction. During this procedure restores the normal position of the vertebral bodies. In the space formed restores the normal height of the intervertebral disc. In combination with osteopathy, massage and reflexology it gives very quick and impressive results. After the second session the patient noted a significant improvement in their condition.
To fully restore the health of the spine is required to conduct at least 10 sessions of manual therapy with the use of various techniques.
General principles of treatment of the spine with pain in the muscles of the legs
There are General principles of treatment of the legs and spine, which allow with minimal effort to restore the health of the musculoskeletal system and to ensure freedom of movement. For starters, it is important to understand that the path to recovery needs to be shared with the treating doctor. The patient must precisely follow all recommendations of the doctor. No matter how experienced was not a specialist in manual therapy, he will not be able to eliminate the negative factors of influence for the patient.
But it is necessary in the treatment process to do the following:
- organizing your workspace and sleeping space in accordance with modern standards of hygiene and ergonomics (it is often incorrectly chosen furniture is the cause of development of osteoarthritis at a young age);
- to ensure the implementation of the developed complex daily gymnastics;
- change your diet and nutrition;
- to drink in a day a lot of drinking water.
- spending a lot of time outdoors;
- to reduce the effects of stress and psychological tension;
- stop Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages;
- to conduct a comprehensive fight against excess weight (if any).
Besides, a doctor can be the recommendations of an individual character depending on the lifestyle, occupation of the patient, and other factors.
Treatment of the feet and spine using the methods of manual therapy allows not only to eliminate the existing disease, but also to improve overall health, increase vitality. It is very important not to stop after completing the course of therapy. Keep your new way of life, do complex gymnastic exercises. In this case, the spine will be healthy and pain in the muscles of the legs won't bother you anymore.
Invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with a neurologist or spina in our clinic, manual therapy right now. During the reception, the doctor will examine, will supply the preliminary diagnosis. If necessary, appoint additional instrumental examinations. You will get all the information about the possibilities and prospects of treatment.