Cervical osteochondrosis isdegenerative-dystrophic changes in the intervertebral disc of the neck, which consists of seven vertebrae and is considered the most moving part of the spinal column. A weak cervical muscular corset and a constant load provide favorable conditions for dystrophic changes in the vertebrae, in other words, cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment of this disease are 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
Disturbance of nutrition and decreased elasticity(desiccation) of the intervertebral discs lead to the fact that a person develops cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment of this disease will depend on how timely a person turns to a doctor. Thus, treating the initial manifestations of the disease will be much easier than a neglected case. Cervical osteochondrosis has its specific features in comparison with other diseases, which is why any protrusion of the disc can pose a threat to the health of the patient and cause certain pain symptoms.
Causes of cervical osteochondrosis
Osteochondrosis of the spine is a commonthe disease, according to statistics, they suffer more than 80% of people aged 25 to 40 years. The causes of osteochondrosis at such a young age are considered to be a violation of metabolic processes, anomalies 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 locatedvertebral artery, its compression leads to cerebral ischemia, and, consequently, to dizziness, gait unsteadiness, noise in the ears and headaches. Such disorders are called vertebro-basilar insufficiency, this process is often accompanied by headaches, which are called cervicogenic. In the people it is customary to call it - osteochondrosis of the neck. Treatment of such manifestations with the help of analgesic drugs is completely ineffective, in order to eliminate such violations, complex treatment of the osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is necessary.
Cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment.
Stupid boring pain in the neck, neck,headache, tinnitus, hearing and hearing impairment - all these symptoms indicate that the patient is starting cervical osteochondrosis. Symptoms and treatment of this disease will depend on how widespread this process is. If the pain is accompanied by numbness of the fingers, irradiation in the shoulder, forearm, shoulder blade, then it is necessary to begin adequate treatment as soon as possible.
In order to treat this disease, it is necessarya whole complex of methods, only in this case it is possible to defeat osteochondrosis. Symptoms, treatment and prevention in this case will depend on the timely begun adequate treatment. Today, treatment of osteochondrosis is carried out in two directions: fighting inflammation and adequate anesthesia. The complex of activities includes:
- Use of antispasmodics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics.
- Use of chondroprotectors.
- Assignment of vitamins of group "B".
- Use of anti-inflammatory gels, ointments and creams.
- Use of tissue recovery stimulants and irritants.
- Hirudotherapy, reflexotherapy, exercise therapy, physiotherapy.
- In some cases, surgical intervention.
Prophylaxis of cervical osteochondrosis consists innormalization of the regime of work and rest. Active way of life, rejection of bad habits, even physical exertion and proper rest will make your life much more rich and will allow you to forget about such insidious disease as osteochondrosis of the spine for a long time.