Symptoms of intercostal neuralgia
Intercostal neuralgia manifests itself in pain in the thorax, which can be confused with cardiac pathology. The pain appears in the form of attacks, can be acute, blunt or burning. During an attack, twitching of the muscles is observed, the skin may turn pale or blush over the area of the lesion. Pain can increase with pressure on the exit site of the affected nerve. She can give under the scapula, in the heart, in the lower back. To the intensification of painful sensations result in sharp movements, coughing, sneezing, changing the position of the body.
In an acute period, treatment of neuralgia should be performed in a hospital setting. During rehabilitation at home, therapeutic interventions should be aimed at restoring the sensitivity and function of the affected nerve. Treatment of intercostal neuralgia at home will depend on the duration of the disease, complications and other factors.
Treatment of intercostal neuralgia at home
In the treatment of the disease in the home, in addition to the tablets prescribed by the doctor, various herbs, seeds, and plant buds are used. With intercostal neuralgia, tincture from the herb rue will help. To prepare it, you need 200 ml of alcohol and 2 tablespoons of crushed raw materials. Raw materials should be poured into glass containers, pour alcohol, cover. After this time, tincture is filtered, pressing raw materials. Then make the lotions on the sore spot. To treat this ailment, use room geranium. It is necessary to break 4 leaves of a plant, wrap in a linen handkerchief, put it to a sore spot, wrap it with a warm woolen shawl. The leaves are changed once in two hours. Sore place needs to be warmed, for this use sources of indirect heat - warm knitted things, woolen or downy shawl.
In fresh or steamed form wormwood is used. The fresh plant must be crushed and mixed with olive or sea-buckthorn oil, then applied to the affected area. The time of the procedure should not exceed 2 hours. If there is no irritation, the compress is repeated after 12 hours. On the basis of aspen buds are prepared ointment. Raw materials need to be dried and ground, mixed with petrolatum or butter in a 1: 4 ratio. Ointment should be rubbed into painful areas.
To remove inflammation and swelling, you can drink a decoction from the kidneys or bark of aspen. With intercostal neuralgia will help iodine-glycerin mixture. Iodine and glycerin are mixed in equal proportions until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. In the resulting solution, you need to moisten the tampon and lubricate the back, avoiding the area of the spine. After lubrication, you need to put on cotton underwear and go to bed. In the absence of contraindications for the use of iodine, good tolerability, the procedure is repeated every other day for a month. To facilitate the condition, you can also perform respiratory gymnastics system Strelnikova.