Cervical osteochondrosis is a degenerative-dystrophic modification of the intervertebral discs of the neck, which consists of seven vertebrae and is considered the most mobile part of the spine. The weak cervical muscular corset and the constant load provide favorable conditions for the occurrence of dystrophic changes in the vertebrae, in other words, cervical osteochondrosis. The symptoms and treatment of this disease are quite well known among the population today, but we will try to cover the most important aspects.
Osteochondrosis of the spine - a disease of the century
Improper nutrition and reduced elasticity (drying) of the intervertebral discs lead to the fact that a person develops cervical osteochondrosis. The symptoms and treatment of this disease will depend on how timely a person consults a doctor. In this way, it will be much easier to treat the initial manifestations of the disease than a neglected case. Cervical osteochondrosis has its own specific features compared to other diseases, due to which any protrusion of the disc can pose a threat to the patient's health and cause certain symptoms of pain.
Causes of cervical osteochondrosis
Osteochondrosis of the spine is a common disease, according to statistics, more than 80% of people aged 25 to 40 suffer from it. The causes of osteochondrosis at such a young age are considered to be metabolic disorders, abnormalities in the development of the spine, bad habits, obesity, prolonged physical stress, exposure to vibration, low physical activity and genetic predisposition.
What causes cervical osteochondrosis?
Next to the cervical spine is the vertebral artery, its compression leads to cerebral ischemia and therefore to dizziness, unstable gait, tinnitus and headache. Such disorders are called vertebrobasilar insufficiency, this process is often accompanied by headache, which is called cervicogenic. In humans it is commonly called - osteochondrosis of the neck. The treatment of such manifestations with the help of analgesic drugs is completely ineffective, in order to eliminate such disorders, a comprehensive treatment of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is needed.
Cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment
Dull dull pain in the back of the head, neck, headache, tinnitus, hearing and vision impairment - all these symptoms indicate that the patient has initial cervical osteochondrosis. The symptoms and treatment of this disease will depend on how often the process. If the pain is accompanied by numbness of the fingers, radiation in the shoulder, forearm, shoulder blade, then it is necessary to begin adequate treatment as soon as possible.
A whole range of methods is needed to treat this disease, only in this case it is possible to defeat osteochondrosis. The symptoms, treatment and prevention in this case will depend on the timely initiation of adequate treatment. Today, the treatment of osteochondrosis is carried out in two directions: combating inflammation and adequate pain relief. The complex of activities includes:
- The use of antispasmodics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics.
- The use of chondroprotectors.
- Appointment of B vitamins.
- The use of anti-inflammatory gels, ointments and creams.
- Use of stimulants and irritants to repair tissues.
- Hirudotherapy, reflexology, exercise therapy, physiotherapy.
- In some cases, surgery.
Prevention of cervical osteochondrosis consists in normalizing the regime of work and rest. An active lifestyle, rejection of bad habits, regular physical activity and good rest will make your life much richer and will allow you to forget about such an insidious disease as osteochondrosis of the spine for a long time.