IVRSpine strengtheningOsteochondrosis

What does the treatment of osteochondrosis at the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation include?

Osteochondrosis is a damage of the musculoskeletal structure of the spine: spinal cartilages and tissue, as well as damage of vertebrae themselves, intervertebral joints and discs.

One of the main causes of osteochondrosis is impaired blood circulation and mineral metabolism in muscles and ligaments of the spine resulting in impaired intervertebral disc structure and stability of the intervertebral joint. The next stage of osteochondrosis is associated with impaired integrity of the intervertebral disc structure, bringing about various diseases of the spine, such as intervertebral hernia, protrusion, radiculitis.

The specialists of the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation recommend to ask for qualified medical help as soon as possible if the slightest pain in the neck, chest and lower back occurs, as the treatment of spinal osteochondrosis in the early stages is possible without surgery.

The Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation uses a comprehensive approach to the treatment of osteochondrosis and back pain. Our specialists will develop a course of treatment for each patient individually. Depending on the stage of development of osteochondrosis, doctors of the Institute of Vertebrology and Rehabilitation use physical therapy and massage courses, manual therapy and physiotherapy.

After the basic treatment course of osteochondrosis, a patient undergoes the rehabilitation process at the Center for Spine Strengthening and Joint Rehabilitation at the Institute. During rehabilitation, the patient performs a set of individual developed exercises on David computerized medical stimulators under the guidance of an experienced rehabilitator. Regular physical training on David stimulators are effective prevention of back pain which prevent the development of osteochondrosis of the spine.

What medical stimulators for the back do we use at our Center for Spine Strengthening and Joint Rehabilitation at the Institute?

To restore normal blood circulation and nutrition of intervertebral discs, occurring only during movement, we use a treatment course on David medical stimulators for the back. It is also necessary to work with tonicity of deep back muscles, particularly short, which normal position allows removing unnecessary pressure on intervertebral discs.

When the distance between vertebrae begins to decrease, there are different types of compression in the back, increased pressure on the discs, problems with intervertebral joints. To avoid these conditions, it is necessary to keep these groups of short muscles (spinous, interspinous, intertransverse) toned along the spine. In this case, usual physical jerks or ordinary gym cannot develop them thoroughly. Osteochondrosis in the absence of appropriate treatment can be complicated by protrusion, hernia, radiculitis, kyphosis, and lead to further discomfort and impaired quality of life.


DAVID F110 DMS-EVE is one of the most important devices in the product line that is used to remove back pains and exercise the iliac rib muscles of the chest and back and deep muscles of the back, excluding non-target muscles in the training process – long hip extensors through a unique mechanism of hip and knee fixation. At the same time, short muscles along the spine are actively engaged in the exercise process. They provide a sufficient distance between the vertebrae: interspinal muscles, spinal muscles are located along and intertransverse muscles – across the spinous processes of the vertebrae.


DAVID F120 DMS-EVE provides rotation in the thoracic and lumbar spine, considering individual activity and amplitude for each patient. During the training, the lower part of the body is rotated while the upper part of the body and knees remain fixed using a special stabilization mechanism, the internal and external oblique muscles, transverse muscles of the back, deep rotator muscles, semispinal muscles, multifidus deep back muscles are well developed.


DAVID F130 DMS-EVE is used to train the muscles that are involved in forward inclination of body. While working on this device, the patient’s shoulders and knees are fixed by a special stabilizing mechanism. This allows focusing on muscles of the abdominal wall, the so-called abdominal muscles. These muscles are important for the health the back and the abdomen.


A special DAVID F140 DMS-EVE stimulator is used for the treatment of cervical osteochondrosis that works with deep muscles of the neck, occipital area and thoracic vertebra area.


DAVID F150 DMS-EVE is designed to develop the mobility of the lumbar and thoracic vertebra, to enhance the quadratus femoris and psoas major muscle. An important principle of the device as in the case of other DAVID products is the coincidence of the spine rotational axis with the machine rotational axis. In addition, the device DAVID F120 activates the lumbar/thoracic lateral-flexion musculature, including oblique muscles.


DAVID F160 DMS-EVE is designed to work with muscles responsible for rotation of the cervical spine and movement amplitude. Normally these muscles are the most unused since neural and interspinous muscles are located along the spinous processes of the vertebrae and are difficult to train without specialized devices.