Osteochondrosis is a disease that develops due to degenerative processes in the cartilaginous tissue of the spine. In fact, this term is applicable to any joints, but most often osteochondrosis affects the intervertebral discs, therefore, in the overwhelming majority of cases, they speak of osteochondrosis of the spine. Without treatment, the manifestations of the disease are aggravated: the pain intensifies, spreads to the limbs, limiting their mobility (if the cervicothoracic region is affected, the arms are affected, if the lumbar, then the legs). In severe cases, the extremities may even partially atrophy - lose their inherent strength and mobility. A herniated disc is one of the most frequent and severe complications of osteochondrosis, in which the disc itself is displaced and the nerve roots are compressed, provoking severe shooting pain in the back.