Cervical disease is mainly caused by abnormality of cervical curvature. Any position that distorts cervical curvature are likely to cause cervical curvature changes. As a result, the joint is damaged, stimulated the cervical nerve root, resulting in the surrounding muscle ligaments and other reflective spasm, which exacerbates cervical curvature changes.
As we all know, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting and limb numbness are common symptoms of cervical spondylosis. But these symptoms and colds and other symptoms of the disease is similar to each other is not easy to distinguish. So what are the special signals that can tell you that you are sick?
Someone with cervical spondylosis often because of a sudden turn and feel dizzy and even fell to the ground. But after the ground you can quickly wake up and stand up, not accompanied by disturbance of consciousness, afterwards there is no obvious sequelae. This is due to changes in the proliferation of cervical spine to your vertebral artery, so that there was a transient brain insufficiency. Such person may be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting and sweating and other symptoms of autonomic dysfunction.
Blood pressure instability:
Some person with cervical spondylosis often appear to increase or decrease the symptoms of blood pressure (to increase blood pressure is more common, it is also called “cervical hypertension”). This is caused by cervical spondylosis caused by vertebral basilar artery dysfunction and sympathetic dysfunction.
Some person with cervical spondylosis may appear when swallowing throat obstruction or esophageal foreign body and other symptoms. This is due to the anterior cervical bone directly to the posterior wall of the esophagus, or caused by cervical spondylosis caused by autonomic dysfunction caused by esophageal spasm (or excessive relaxation) caused. Such person can also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, hoarseness, dry cough and chest tightness and other symptoms.
Some person with cervical spondylosis may appear vision loss, eye pain, fear of light, tears, pupils ranging from vision and even narrow the symptoms. This is caused by cervical neuropathy caused by cervical spondylosis and cerebral ischemia caused by central cerebral ischemia.
Some person with cervical spondylosis may have precordial pain, chest tightness and other symptoms and ECG may have premature beats, ST segment changes and other performance, clinically this situation is called cervical syndrome. The appearance of cervical syndrome is caused by cervical spine stimulation and compression of the back of the neck caused by the nerve.
Experts tell us that the high incidence of cervical spondylosis (such as urban white-collar workers, etc.) if the above five kinds of special signals in any one, you can consider their own time to the hospital to check, and simply massage cannot solve this problem!
Cervical curvature & Cervical spondylosis in general treatments
The First Step: The right rest – bed rest is the most basic method of treatment of cervical spondylosis, including absolute bed rest and relative bed rest. And bed rest, including health beds, health pillow, health sleep posture, reasonable sleep time. The etiology and pathology of cervical spondylosis is chronic injury, such as unhealthy bed, pillow, sleep posture, resulting in cervical column anatomical instability and irregular, resulting in cervical disc and cervical bone hyperplasia of degeneration, compression or stimulation of cervical of the surrounding organization.
Then: Regular non-surgical treatment: such as massage, physical therapy, heat, acupuncture, traction, fumigation and so on.
Pros: Massage, traction, acupuncture may activate blood circulation, relieve muscle fatigue, muscle tension and spasm,
Cons: It is only effective if the person receives long term therapy, and it has little effect for severe spondylosis and spin problem, for cervical spondylitis myelopathy and severe cervical spondylosis treatment effect is not obvious.
Drug treatment: including topical and oral, of course, preferred topical, secondary election oral.
Pros: spondylosis can be alleviated by using analgesic and anti-inflammatory-based medicines.
Cons: Long-term use of such medication might cause minor toxic side effects injury and damage to the stomach, bowel liver and kidney.
Minimally invasive treatment
Advantages: percutaneous endoscopy, PLDD, percutaneous resection, collagenase, radiofrequency target ablation of trauma, no general anesthesia and other pain. Which percutaneous endoscopy (which can be through the anteroposterior and posterior) under direct vision surgery to remove the prominent disc, is the best minimally invasive surgery in a way to treat prominent cervical disc herniation.
Shortcomings: However, PLDD, percutaneous aspiration, collagenase, radiofrequency target ablation are through the partial removal of the central nucleus of the disc, which decompression of the intervertebral disc to indirectly achieve the purpose of treatment, for the inclusive neck Intervertebral disc herniation has a certain effect not for cervical disc herniation and free, cervical spinal stenosis in patients with invalid. In general, the risk of minimally invasive cervical surgery is relatively large open surgery.
Open surgery: If the formal non-surgical treatment is indeed invalid, and the condition continues to increase, only consider the surgical treatment
Advantages: open surgery can be completely cured of cervical spondylitis myelopathy and other serious types of cervical spondylosis of a method, complete decompression, trauma, the risk of relatively small invasive surgery less risk.
Shortcomings: cervical posterior musculocutaneous soft tissue injury is large, easily lead to muscle atrophy, there cervical postoperative cervical spine (ie, mechanical neck and shoulder pain, increased after the event, especially in cold and humid environment, the pain was significantly increased). It might damage spin soft tissue, cause atrophy of muscle. After surgery symptoms include shoulder and back pain, especially after workout. The pain might be exacerbated during humid and cold weather.