[Pain in the lower part of the spine in spinal osteochondrosis: experience in using chondroprotective drugs]

Ter Arkh. 2002;74(8):67-9.
[Article in Russian]


Aim: To assess the response to chondroitin sulfate (structum) in low back pain (LBP) due to spinal osteochondrosis.

Material and methods: 30 patients (mean age 51.4 years) with a definite primary LBP took structum in a dose 1 g/day for 24 weeks. The diagnosis was made according to WHO recommendations (2000). The response was assessed with uniform international questionnaires and visual analogue scale.

Results: The treatment reduced pain syndrome and improved spinal function in 73.3% patients with LBP studied.

Conclusion: It would be valid to include long-acting chondroprotective drugs in the program of LBP in spinal osteochondrosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chondroitin Sulfates / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteochondritis / drug therapy
  • Osteochondritis / physiopathology*
  • Pain / drug therapy
  • Pain / physiopathology*
  • Spinal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Spinal Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Chondroitin Sulfates