Treatment of symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis

causes of cervical osteochondrosis

When a doctor diagnoses cervical osteochondrosis, the symptoms of treatment are inextricably linked. This is why this disease is considered complex and multilevel, this or that symptom will tell you not only about the stage of the disease, but also exactly what it covers, which vital areas of the body it has affected.

Symptoms of cervical spine osteochondrosis

  1. When the nerve endings in the spine are compressed, the symptoms take on their characteristic features. Neck, arm, and throat pain develops, and this pain can appear immediately in other areas, such as the back. Breathing and swallowing can be difficult and the tongue feels numb or “swollen”. Noise is heard in the ears and the pain of the shot is possible, the vision "blurs" and "darkens" in the eyes. A person begins to experience severe malaise affecting various organs, possibly a feeling of severe fatigue and apathy, a desire to lie down and relax. There is usually no relief after rest.
  2. The vertebral artery loses the ability of the brain to fully nourish. This threatens the appearance of headaches (permanent or periodic), loss of coordination while walking, dizziness and loss of consciousness. In addition, they are possible in the form of disorders, confusion, hallucinations, and mental disorders. A person may feel comfortable at a certain moment and experience any of these symptoms by making any physical effort.
  3. Circulatory disorders include hypertension, tachycardia, and spinal cord stroke. Vegeto-vascular dystonia is observed with constricted blood vessels and arrhythmia until osteochondrosis is completely cured.
  4. The level of intracranial pressure rises and there are symptoms such as a feeling of "swelling" of the head caused by severe pain, weakness and vomiting, dizziness and sharp decay.

Treatment of cervical osteochondrosis

A person who has experienced symptoms of osteochondrosis of the neck in the form of pain and stiffness can quickly relieve his condition. Painkillers should be taken. Ointments will have an effective effect, cost-effective. You must adhere to the dosage and contraindications while taking painkillers.

After relieving the patient's condition, he should consult a doctor. We must not forget that painkillers can only mask the symptoms but not get rid of the disease. It should be noted in particular that in case of pain reflected from the neck to the back, arms and legs, the ointments are applied only to the neck. But even though a person has not gone to the doctor, he or she cannot know the exact diagnosis. And trying to "treat" everything at once, successfully only has an allergic effect.

Treatment should only be prescribed after a full examination and diagnosis. It aims to improve blood circulation in the affected areas, relieve swelling and tension, and relieve pain. For this, painkillers are used in the form of ointments or injections (antispasmodics).

Important!Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chondroprotectors and vitamins B 6 and B 12 should be taken.

vasodilators work in different ways. These are neurotropic drugs that reduce nerve impulses and have a myotropic effect on the muscles themselves. As a result, the tone of the walls of the blood vessels decreases and their lumens become larger, which increases blood flow to the brain.

Physiotherapy procedures help relieve pain and alleviate a patient’s condition. Electrophoresis, paraffin and water, magnetotherapy, ultrasound, and ultraviolet irradiation have been successfully used in this disease. Massage (not strong) and physiotherapy (regular) are well established. Wearing special medical collars will help support your head and neck.

An alternative solution, and in other cases the treatment is supplemented by a special gymnastics.

Folk remedies to alleviate the disease

treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with massage
  1. Gentle massage with warm honey. It should be rubbed very gently and then wrapped around the neck to heat the honey.
  2. Rubbing with compounds that heat the sore spot. They can be alcohol-based - pepper, garlic infusions, you can use fresh parts of these plants (horseradish, onion, radish are also suitable).
  3. Hot pine baths. 0, 5 kg of decoction is made. needle and 2 liters. water. This bath is done in half an hour.

The body’s allergic reactions to the ingredients used should be closely monitored, and keep in mind that these treatments alleviate but do not cure the disease.

Disease Prevention

Anyone who has problems with the spine of the cervical spine should regularly spend time in this area in order to get back in full motion again and not face this problem in the future.

Regarding the prevention of cervical osteochondrosis, the following should be noted:

  • The importance of diet - food should be rich in calcium and magnesium (dairy and fish products, legumes and grains) and vitamins.
  • It is necessary to devote time to maintaining the physical shape of the body (swimming is very useful), then the muscular corset of the neck will be strong enough and reduce the load on the spine.
  • The importance of excluding (or reducing the effect of) factors that provoke osteochondrosis of the cervix from life. The symptoms and treatment are unpleasant and lengthy, prevention is quite simple and easy.