Signs and symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis

A fairly common disease in our time is cervical osteochondrosis. The number of people suffering from this pathology is increasing every year. If before this mature people faced the disease, now many young people are at risk.

neck pain with osteochondrosis

Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis in men

Many factors contribute to the development of cervical osteochondrosis in men. The development of this disease is provoked by:

  • sedentary lifestyle
  • weakened immunity;
  • unbalanced diet;
  • overweight;
  • cervical spine injury.

Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis in men are:

  • Cracks when twisting the neck. If these symptoms are not eliminated in time, it is likely that neck mobility will worsen in the short term. Irritation in the neck is a direct result of the destruction and displacement of the intervertebral joints.
  • Pain in the temples and occiput. The painful sensation initially appears only in the cervical area, but gradually moves to the back of the head. Muscle spasms cause such pain.
  • Weakness. It is about squeezing and damaging the nerves responsible for the normal movement of the limbs. This, in turn, leads to muscle weakness.
  • Fainted. Poor blood supply caused by osteochondrosis leads to brain dysfunction.
  • Deterioration of vision. This signal indicates an advanced stage of the disease.
  • It hurts. The pain does not extend to the heart itself, but to the chest. Osteochondrosis causes a strong heartbeat, which contributes to arrhythmias.

Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis in women

In women, the muscular corset is less toned, and the vertebrae are much thinner than in men. That is why the fairer sex has a faster deformation of the cervical spine.

Causes of cervical osteochondrosis in women:

  • lack of frequent simple physical activity;
  • individual anatomy;
  • heavy load on the spine during pregnancy;
  • hormonal changes that can trigger the appearance of hormonal bumps that impede the movement of the cervical spine.

Symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis in women include:

  • pain in the cervical spine and shoulders;
  • sharp lumbago when turning the head;
  • a feeling of stiffness in the cervical spine;
  • burns in the shoulders and neck;
  • dryness in the neck when tilting and turning the head;
  • muscle spasms with shoulder pain;
  • feeling tired;
  • frequent headaches.

Symptoms of vertebral artery syndrome with cervical osteochondrosis

To avoid serious unwanted complications (stroke), it is necessary to know the symptoms of vertebral artery syndrome in cervical osteochondrosis. The same symptoms occur due to poor blood flow to the brain.

Vertebral artery syndrome is indicated by the following symptoms:

  • throbbing pain that occurs in seizures in one part of the head;
  • impaired movement coordination, dizziness and nausea;
  • cases of loss of consciousness are often observed;
  • sparks and "floats" in the eyes.

Vertebral artery syndrome is characterized by pain during movement of the neck and head. Feelings of fatigue can turn into a persistent state of drowsiness, as a result of which performance is significantly reduced. Over time, a lumpy sensation in the throat may appear.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, see your doctor right away. In this case, it is impossible to postpone the trip to the doctor. Delays can lead to irreparable consequences.

Symptomatic treatment of cervical osteochondrosis with exacerbation

The severity of osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is almost always accompanied by severe and intense pain. More severe illnesses can be provoked by:

  • Pressure. Persistent anxiety causes occipital muscle spasm, which leads to poor circulation and headaches.
  • Autumn. During this period, there is a high probability of neck hypothermia, the restructuring of biological rhythms occurs.
  • Severity of other chronic diseases. Even the common cold can worsen cervical osteochondrosis.
  • Prolonged static head position.
  • Wrongly chosen treatment or self -medication. Improper treatment, unprofessional massage, gymnastics (it may be contraindicated) can exacerbate cervical osteochondrosis.

In the event of an attack, relax tense muscles by leaning your head on something. We recommend using a warming anti-inflammatory ointment, taking painkillers in tablets. Try wearing a cotton gauze collar for a few days.

If the first attack occurs, be sure to see a doctor. After diagnosis, you will receive complete information on what stage of your disease.

Complex treatment of symptoms of cervical osteochondrosis during exacerbation includes:

  • professional massage;
  • rehabilitation gymnastics;
  • physiotherapy procedures;
  • taking anti-inflammatory painkillers;
  • proper nutrition. Reduce your intake of meat, beans and coffee.

To prevent osteochondrosis of the neck, you should live a mobile life, it is important to exclude serious stress on the spine.

Symptomatic treatment of cervical osteochondrosis by injection

In the symptomatic treatment of cervical osteochondrosis, injections have traditionally been very effective. The advantages of injections are:

  • almost immediate penetration of the drug into the nerve endings;
  • injection of drugs directly into the lesion;
  • analgesics have no medicinal properties, but they can relieve pain in 10 - 15 minutes;
  • antispasmodics help increase mobility in damaged areas and neutralize muscle spasms;
  • injections of chondroprotectors help restore cartilage tissue;
  • injections of non -steroidal drugs have antipyretic effects and relieve swelling;
  • vitamin B injections help restore nerve endings.

Medications for osteochondrosis of the cervical spine can be given:

  • in a standard way, that is, intramuscularly;
  • use a dropper;
  • therapeutic restriction, that is, injections are made directly into the nerve endings of the affected part of the body.

Treatment of cervical osteochondrosis is a very difficult and lengthy process. If you do not want to face complications, be sure to see a doctor when symptoms of the disease appear.